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March 2022

Urban Ag Pest Updates: Twospotted Spider Mite

March 3, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

A lunch session to discuss updates on NYC's most damaging pest of tomatoes and cucumbers, including some new ideas for managing it on urban farms.

Urban Ag Pest Updates: Cabbage Whitefly

March 9, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

This lunch session will provide updates on one of NYC's top pests of kale, collards, and other brassicas, with some new ideas for managing it on urban farms.

Fruit Tree Pruning with NYBG

March 19, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm
Bronx, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY is partnering with NYBG Bronx Green Up to provide a hands-on workshop on fruit tree pruning, pest and disease management, and proper tool care. During the workshop, participants will learn about the different types of fruit trees and the care considerations associated with each. Participants will also gain practical experience pruning, while working in teams. 

April 2022

GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference Workshop: Urban Berry Management

April 23, 2022
Bronx, NY

This workshop will provide basic growing techniques in favor of both fruit production and propagation in urban settings. A list of preferred strawberry varieties and examples of successful berry management in NYC will be provided. Plus we'll provide some basic knowledge about urban soils and soil health.

May 2022

Minimize Pest Control Risks on the Urban Farm

May 10, 2022
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Minimize Pest Control Risks on the Urban Farm
A virtual workshop to demystify sprays and other pest control options for urban farmers. Come with questions!

New York City Soil Health Field Day

May 18, 2022
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Bronx, NY

New York City Soil Health Field Day
Part of the 2022 Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Field Day series, the field day in NYC will offer insights on urban soil health and water management.

Upcoming Events

New York State Honeyberry Conference

June 29, 2024
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mexico, NY

Join CCE Oswego and CCE Harvest NY for a state-wide conference on a new emerging fruit called Honeyberry, also known as Haskap (Lonicera caerulea). Honeyberries are a dark blue color, like blueberries, but with a distinct oval shape. The taste is most associated with raspberry and blueberry, while also containing its own distinctive flavor. The fruit can grow in USDA Plant Hardiness zones 1 to 8 and can survive up to 30 years or longer if properly managed. What makes the fruit unique is that it ripens from the middle of June through early July. This allows the fruit to sit comfortably between the strawberry and blueberry season. When fully mature plants can produce 6 to 10 lbs. of berries, which can be eaten as a fresh fruit or made into value-added products.

The conference will cover the history of the fruit, best growing practices, processing, value-added production, and marketing. Guest speakers will include growers and researchers from the US and Canada, including Dr. Bob Bors from the University of Saskatchewan. Attendees will also be able to network and attend an optional farm tour immediately after the conference. 


Field Guide: Arthropod Pests of NYC Vegetables

Arthropod Pests of NYC Vegetables aims to help urban farmers and gardeners find, identify, and understand the most common and important insects and other arthropod pests found in New York City farms and gardens. Some of these pests are rarely mentioned in other guides but are common in NYC. The guide emphasizes scouting tips, including how to identify pests by the damage they leave behind, even when you can't find the insect itself.

This guide was created as a collaboration between Cornell Cooperative Extension's Harvest New York team and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program.