Fruit School


2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School - Lockport, NY

  • Monday, February 3, 2020, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

This all day event provides 2 near-identical programs available on the West and East sides of Rochester on consecutive days. We are featuring an intensive Precision Honeycrisp management school in addition to updates on Labor, Fruit Farm Business Summary, as well as pests and diseases, including European Cherry Fruit Fly.

Program will feature:

  • NYAA update by Cynthia Haskins
  • Labor Update by Paul Baker
  • European Cherry Fruit Fly update by Margaret Kelly
  • A Live Polling Survey on Black Stem Borer by Art AgnelloSWD & scab updates by Janet van Zoren
  • SWD management in blueberry by Esther Kibbe
  • An Intro to the Pesticide Decision-making Guide to Preserving Pollinator by Maria Van Dyke
  • Fruit Farm Business Summary & Crop Insurance Updates by Mark Wiltberger
  • Precision Honeycrisp School featuring presentations by Terence Robinson, Lailiang Chang, Chris Watkins, Kerik Cox, Mario Miranda Sazo, Anna Wallis, Scott Henning, and Craig Kahlke. Topics covered include Precision Crop Load Management with a focus on managing pruning & thinning to optimize cropping & minimize biennial bearing, bloom thinning and the pollen tube growth model as well as post bloom thinning, repeat bloom sprays and prohexadione-CA at pink. Nutrition & sap analysis in concert with predictive bitter pit modeling, fruit rots/diseases, controlling fire blight with Prohex-CA, use of Passive Model for bitter pit prediction, harvest maturity and PGR use and storage will also be discussed.

2.25 DEC Credits in 1A, 10 and 22, have been applied for. CCA credits also available.

Please be sure to identify if you are currently enrolled in the Lake Ontario Fruit Program when you register for the programs as enrollees receive a discount.

Mail in registration:

Lockport schedule:


Pre-register by Jan 29 for In Region Growers : $100.00
(addl attendee $35.00 ea.)
farming in Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, or Wayne
Enrollee Discount: $65.00

At The Door Price
Register after Jan 29 for In Region Growers : $145.00
Enrollee Discount: $100.00

Pre-register by Jan 29 for Satellite Growers : $335.00
(addl attendee $35.00 ea.)
For those farming outside of the participating counties - Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, & Wayne
Enrollee Discount: $300.00

At The Door Price
Register after Jan 29 for Satellite Growers : $380.00
Enrollee Discount: $335.00


Kim Hazel
Lake Ontario Fruit Program
585-798-4265 x26


Niagara County CCE Training Center
4487 Lake Avenue
Lockport, NY 14094

Last updated January 29, 2020