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Emerging Crops

Emerging CropsChanges in the marketplace are marked by consumer demand for new, local, high quality foods beverages and other plant products. The growth in craft beverage, local foods and hemp are all powered by crop production on New York State farms. Harvest NY's Emerging Crops program explores the potential for new crops -- industrial hemp, hops and more -- in New York State. The Emerging Crops program supports the growth and expansion of industrial hemp, hops and grains for the local craft beverage or bakery industry, and other emerging markets in NYS. Our program seeks to maximize the economic potential for current NY-grown crops, including berries, through education on best management practices and season extension techniques. Harvest NY Emerging Crop Specialists work directly with farmers on production issues by conducting industry-wide research and development projects.



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Raspberries 101 Workshop

April 1, 2020
5:30 PM
Warsaw, NY

Most Recent Emerging Crops Content

Managing Blueberry Stem Gall Wasp in New York

Esther Kibbe, WNY Berry Specialist

Last Modified: February 5, 2020
Managing Blueberry Stem Gall Wasp in New York

In the past few months, several growers across WNY have observed stem galls in their blueberry fields. While somewhat uncommon, the blueberry stem gall wasp (Hemadas nubilipennis) is an insect native to Eastern North America. It is found in both low and high bush blueberry plants in the wild and in cultivated fields. In some regions and varieties the wasp can multiply to high levels, causing economic injury in commercial fields. 


Edible Hemp Foliar Sampling Project 2018

Judson Reid, Extension Vegetable Specialist, Team Leader

Last Modified: January 7, 2019
Edible Hemp Foliar Sampling Project 2018

Hemp, a multi-use crop that has been cultivated for centuries, is increasingly cultivated in New York. 'Industrial hemp' is a non-intoxicant version of Cannabis sativa with potential use as fiber, grain or processed consumer products. Hemp is a controlled substance, regulated by the US Drug Enforcement Agency. New York is one of the states with a sanctioned program to study growth, cultivation and marketing of the crop. 

In 2018 CCE worked with two farms in Central and Northern New York to begin to understand nutrient dynamics in the production of edible hemp. The end product may be a microgreen for salad style consumption, juice or smoothies; or formulated into other edible products. Although we initially began to work with microgreens, farmers have found interest in edible portions of later stages of crop growth too. In both situations the crop was grown inside a greenhouse; one in mineral soil, the other in potting soil.





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Raspberries 101 Workshop

April 1, 2020
5:30 PM
Warsaw, NY

Have you ever wanted to grow raspberries, but didn't know where to start? This course hosted by CCE Wyoming County will help you get started, from selecting and preparing a planting site, to choosing varieties and planting them. You will also learn about trellis systemsand systems and how to prune and fertilize the plants through the seasons. 
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Announcements

New Dairy Processing Specialist Joins Harvest NY

We are pleased to announce that Karen Ospina has joined the Harvest NY team as a Regional Dairy Processing Specialist. Karen is a native of Colombia, and a graduate of Fundacion Universitaria San Martin in Bogota, Colombia. While in Colombia, Karen worked for Alqueria S.A. specializing in milk production quality and control, and also worked for Bayer S.A. as a Veterinarian in the Biosecurity Program for milk production.

Karen will be working with Anika Zuber Gianforte to support the NYS dairy processing industry, and will cover the eastern portion of the state. 

NYC Market Growers Update

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Urban Agriculture Program offers an email publication, NYC Market Growers Update. This occasional publication is focused on production-oriented resources for NYC urban farmers who are growing for market or growing at a similar scale. 

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