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Northeastern NY Vineyard Workshop 1 - Vine Training and Pruning, Champlain Valley
March 28, 2015This workshop will cover the various grape vine training systems available for cold hardy varieties including vertical shoot positioning (VSP), top wire cordon (TWC), and umbrella kniffin (UK). Pros and cons of each of these systems will be discussed. Workshop will include a vine pruning demonstration.
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Grape Pruning Workshp
April 3, 2015Join Jim O’Connell, Small Fruit/Grape Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and ENYCHP for a grape pruning demonstration on Friday April 3, 2015 at the Hudson Valley Research Lab (HVRL) at 3357 Route 9W in Highland, NY. We will start at 2:00 pm and end around 3:30 or 4:00 pm.
Friday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers - Kingston
April 3, 2015This training is for TREE FRUIT FARMS ONLY
9:00 am - Noon
We will again be offering this 3-hr training to provide "special permits" to non-certified pesticide applicators. This will enable trained applicators to apply restricted-use pesticides during the 2015 season without "direct, on-site supervision."
Training will be offered in English and Spanish!
Special permits issued will be for the 2015 season ONLY. Those issued in 2014 are no longer valid.
ENYCHP Seeking 2 Field Technicians!Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCH) is seeking 2, full time technicians to provide technical and program support in carrying out research and outreach that will ultimately enhance the profitability and sustainability of the vegetable, tree fruit, small fruit and grape industry served by the ENYCHP. Technicians will be responsible for traveling to and assisting with research plots, collection and recording of data, scouting for insects, diseases, weeds and routine plot maintenance including pruning, weeding and other duties required for carrying out research on commercial fruit and vegetable farms throughout the region. Technicians will also perform basic data entry and summary; assist in logistical setup for educational meetings and events throughout the region. Preferred qualifications also include: the ability to work outdoors in all types of weather, lift 20-50 pounds consistently, access to reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, be able to work flexible hours, competence in computer technology (Excel/Word/Publisher).
These are one year appointments with possible extension depending on funding and performance. Hours may be reduced to a minimum of 20 hours/week during winter months depending on available work and funding. One positions will be located within the Albany area and one in the Lower Hudson Valley region. To see more information or apply for either of these positions please go to:
• Capital District Field Technician
• Lower Hudson Valley Field Technician