2017 Fresh Market Vegetable Field Day

  • Monday, June 26, 2017, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Cornell Vegetable Program is presenting:

2017 Fresh Market Vegetable Field Day

View demonstration plots to exemplify sustainable pest management options for fresh market vegetable production. In addition to the demonstration plots, sessions will be offered throughout the day on weed and disease identification and biology, resistance management, and GAPs/FSMA updates by CVP team members. Regional equipment dealers and industry representatives will be onsite to display equipment and new technology. CCA and 3.0 DEC credits (categories 10, 1a, and 23) will be available.

Weed Management Tools for Fresh Market Vegetables
- Darcy Telenko, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
This session will introduce basic weed biology, identification, and weed management tools in vegetables. Results from 2016 research on new herbicides and their efficacy in managing weeds will be presented along with an overview of the current tools available for both conventional and organic weed management. These will include tillage, competition, crop rotation, stale seed bed technique, cultural practices, fertility and herbicides. Examples of seeds, seedlings, and mature plants will be presented. The importance of correct weed identification, creating a weed map, and reducing the seed bank will be covered. Growers will be encouraged to actively participate and ask questions.

Fresh Market Vegetable Plot Tour

  • Tomato varieties and organic spray programs for disease management
  • Cucumber varieties and organic spray programs for downy mildew
  • Herbicide options in sweet corn
  • Stale-seedbed techniques for weed management in root crops
  • Weed management in root crops and zucchini


Garlic: Introduction and Tour of the Trials
- Christy Hoepting and Robert Hadad, CCE Cornell Vegetable ProgramChristy and Robert will review cultural and organic products available for fusarium management in garlic as growers can view research trials.

Garlic: Q&A about Soil Borne Diseases - Christy Hoepting and Robert HadadGrowers are encouraged to bring their garlic questions! A discussion of garlic diseases, management options, and best management practices to reduce soilborne diseases and pests of garlic.

Pest Management in Tomato, Pepper and Eggplant
- Judson Reid, CCE Cornell Vegetable ProgramJudson will discuss the major diseases in tomato, pepper and eggplant in New York. Topics to be covered include: scouting -- where, how and when; identifying the pests; checking for management issues that may improve or decrease disease control; and control options. Information will be provided for both conventional and organic growers at all levels of expertise.

New Market OpportunitiesOpen discussion of new opportunities and a tour of the new farm-to-table FreshLab in Batavia.

Cost: $25 Cornell Vegetable Program enrollees; $35 all others. Lunch is guaranteed for those that pre-register by June 22.

We appreciate the support of Arctic Refrigeration, BioSafe Systems, KeyPlex Biopesticides, NutriAg USA, Oro Agri, Seigers Seeds, and Stokes Seeds. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Click here for the Cornell Vegetable Program's website for more information.

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Cost: $25 Cornell Vegetable Program enrollees; $35 all others. Lunch is guaranteed for those that pre-register by June 22.

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Darcy Telenko
Regional Vegetable Specialist
(716) 652-5400 x178


CVP Fresh Market Demo Site at Partridge's on the Farm Market
4924 Ellicott St Rd (Route 63)
Batavia, New York 14020