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Hudson Valley Garlic School HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 10th
March 10, 2015Hudson Valley Garlic School
9:30 am -2:30 pm
March 10, 2015
9:30 am to 2:30 pm (includes lunch)
Hudson Valley Research Lab
3357 US Highway 9W
Highland, NY 12528
This full-day meeting will include updates on diseases including fusarium and botrytis from Cornell University's new pathologist, Dr. Sarah Pethybridge, an update on weed control options from Christy Hoepting of the Cornell Vegetable Program and from Crystal Stewart of the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program; updates on diseases to look for including Aster Yellows and insects to look for including Leek Moth; and industry updates from David Stern.
Two-Day GAPS training in Plattsburgh, NY
March 24 - March 25, 2015This two-day training will walk growers through the basics of food safety during day one and will help them write a food safety plan during day two.
Tuesday 8:00 am-4:00pm, Wednesday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
The cost of registration includes lunch and refreshments.
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
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