NY Onion Growers Can Decrease Chemical Use According to New Research

New York State has a high potential for onion production, with proximity to markets on the east coast and a large national demand for storage onions, when disease and pests don’t interfere. Nearly all of New York’s onions are grown in the state’s fertile Muck soils and require a reliance on cultivation, fertilizer, and pesticides…

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Our Team is Growing: Now Hiring Small Farms Extension Aide

The Cornell Small Farms Program team is continuing to grow, and we are hiring! We are excited to share that the application is now open for our newest team member, Small Farms Program Extension Aide. This position will provide administrative, logistical, and overall support for the Small Farms Program. Responsiblities will include drafting correspondence, gathering…

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Gira de Campo Anual en Español de Frutas

Mostrando las Habilidades de Gestión de los Huertos By Mildred Alvarado, Mario Miranda Sazo, Nicole Waters, Janet van Zoeren y Alejandro Calixto [Read this article in English] El Programa de Small Farms de Cornell (SFP), el Programa de Manejo Integrado de Plagas del Estado de Nueva York (NYSIPM), el equipo LOF de CCE y Zingler…

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Annual Hispanic Summer Fruit Tour Featuring Orchard Management Skills

hand harvesting apple from tree

By Mildred Alvarado, Mario Miranda Sazo, Nicole Waters, Janet van Zoeren and Alejandro Calixto [Vea este artículo en Español] The Cornell Small Farms Program (SFP), New York State Integrated Pest Management (NYSIPM), CCE Lake Ontario Fruit  (CCELOF) team, and Zingler Farms have decided to collaborate closely to host the seventh annual Spanish-Language Fruit Tour at…

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Farm Ops Offering Veteran Scholarships to Attend the 2022 Silvopasture Showcase Tour

“Within the practice of agroforestry, or mixing trees with agricultural production, the concept of silvopasture has some of the broadest appeal. Many farms already work with livestock, and making good use of forested land for multiple yields is highly beneficial to the farmer.”  Steve Gabriel. The USDA defines Silvopasture as the deliberate integration of trees and grazing…

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Futuro Project Continues Summer Outreach with Suffolk County Visit

“Ask Long Islanders, we live for this time of year,” Vanessa Lockel, executive director of CCE Suffolk, stated as we drove past the spectacular scenery of Eastern Long Island farm fresh vegetable stands, fields of sunflowers, vineyards, and orchards all in peak season glory. The mid-July visit to the region by our Futuro project team…

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