Cornell to host Fruit Field Day in Geneva July 20th

Mark your calendars for the Cornell Fruit Field Day, to be held in Geneva on Wednesday, July 20th. The 2016 version of this triennial event will feature ongoing research in berries, hops, grapes, and tree fruit, and is being organized by Cornell University, the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station, CALS Fruit Program Work Team and Cornell Cooperative Extension. All interested persons are invited to learn about the fruit research under way at Cornell University. Attendees will be able to select from tours of different fruit commodities. Details of the program presentations are still being finalized, but the event will feature a number of topics, including:• BerriesSpotted wing drosophila research update in berry crops / hummingbird use, monitoring networkUse of exclusion netting for managing spotted wing drosophila in fall raspberries / Monitoring spotted wing drosophila for management decisions in summer raspberry and blueberry / Behavioral control of spotted wing drosophila using repellents and attract & kill stations / Effect of habitat diversity on ecosystem services for strawberries / High tunnel production of black and red raspberries / Day-neutral strawberries/low tunnel production• Tree FruitsApple breeding and genetic studies / Research updates on fire blight, apple scab, mildew /Bitter pit in Honeycrisp / 3D camera canopy imaging / Ambrosia beetle management trials /Malus selections for potential use in cider production / Precision spraying in orchards / Role of insects in spreading fire blight in apples / Bacterial canker of sweet cherries / rootstocks & training systems for sweet cherry / NC-140 rootstock trials on Honeycrisp and Snap Dragon / pear rootstocks & training systems• Grapes & HopsSour rot of grapes / VitisGen grape breeding project / Precision spraying in grapes /Managing the spread of leafroll virus in Vinifera grape using insecticides and vine removal / Early leaf removal on Riesling / Overview of NYSAES hops planting / Powdery and downymildew management in hops / Hops weed mgt; mite biocontrol / Update on malting barley research• alsoFSMA Produce Safety Rule The event will be based at the NYSAES Fruit and Vegetable Research Farm South, 1097 County Road No. 4, 1 mile west of Pre-emption Road in Geneva. Registration will begin at 8:00 am and tours will begin at 8:30 and run until 11:30. Lunch will be served at the exhibit tent area between 11:30-12:30 pm. Tours will resume at 1:30 and run until 5:00 pm. Admission fee will be $50/person ($40 for additional attendees from the same farm or business). Pre-registration is required; walk-in registration may be available for a $10 surcharge on the day of the event. Please use the registration link below to register via credit card.http://events.cals.cornell.edu/ffd2016To participate as a sponsor, see the website page or contact Shelly Cowles (315-787-2274; [email protected]).

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