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Proceedings from the Empire State Producers Expo
Syracuse, N.Y.

More information at the NYSVGA website

2015 Conference Proceedings

January 20-22, 2015

Expo topics (remaining abstracts coming soon):


Becker Forum

Tree Fruit

Processing Vegetables

Cabbage and Cole Crops


Late Blight Management


Cut Flowers

High Tunnels

Herbicide Resistance Management

Ethnic Vegetables

  • Focus on Hispanic, Chinese, and Indian flavors
  • Ethnic trial update
  • Experiences with ethnic vegetables


Root Crops

Vine Crops

Sweet Corn

Farmers Markets

  • Virtual walk through a farm market for food safety
  • CSA’s and farmers markets
  • Making the chef connection

Food Safety

  • FSMA update
  • GAPs can open new markets
  • Buyer perspective on GAPs
  • GAPs and market development
  • Produce safety resources for NY farmers

IPM – Migrant Farmworker Housing

Soil Health



Tech Skills for Farmers

  • Making a website work for your business
  • Tracking finances with Quickbooks


  • Weed management and herbicide update
  • Hops scouting: procedures and findings
  • Fertility practices for optimum production
  • What’s new with powdery mildew?
  • Hops research at the NYSAES

Malted Barley

  • Catching the amber wave and avoiding a wipe-out
  • Art and science of growing malt barley for NY markets
  • Post-harvest considerations
  • The beer triad: the farmer, maltster and brewer

Hard Cider

  • Apple varieties for craft cidermakers
  • 15 years of cider survival
  • Establishing a NY farm cidery
  • Resources for hard cider production