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The Eastern NY Garlic School

Where: Albany County CCE 24 Martin Road Vooheesville, NY 12186

Topics for this year's garlic school will focus on emerging and established diseases and pests. Open to the public - everyone is welcome!

RSVP to Abby at (518) 746-2553

When: March 9, 2017



The Western NY Garlic School

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Monroe Cty. CCE, Cornell Vegetable Program, and the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program presents: The Western NY Garlic School

When: March 22, 2017

Time: 10:30 - 4pm
Lunch will be provided.

Location: Irondequoit Public Library 1290 Titus Ave. Irondequoit, NY

Cost: $20 CCE enrollees    $25 non-enrollees   for pre-registration go to the Cornell Vegetable Program team website: and look under announcements for the registration link. Register now.

For more information contact :   (585)739-4065

This grower meeting will cover production issues, insect pests, disease problems, garlic testing, developing a clean-garlic program, and plenty of discussion. You do not have to be a grower to attend. Open to the public - everyone is welcome!



White Rot Alert!Crystal Stewart, CCE Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program and Frank Hay, Ph.D., Department of Integrated Plant Sciences, NYSAES, Geneva NY

White rot is the most significant disease affecting allium production world wide, and has resurfaced in the New York garlic industry after a long period of eradication. Positive samples were collected in 2016 from Eastern, Central and Western New York, indicating that the disease is widespread. As with other soilborne pathogen, white rot can be persistent and devastating. However, careful management can reduce inoculum, and because the pathogen is spread by seed and soil, it is also possible to prevent its spread into uninfested fields. Continued...



Leaf Miner Alert!Press Release: Harrisburg, PA - Agriculture Secretary Alerts Residents Of New Invasive Threat, Stresses Need for Containment

More Information: In December 2015, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Penn State Extension, confirmed the presence the Allium leafminer (Phytomyza gymnostoma (LOEW)) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This is the first detection of this non-native species, also known as the onion leafminer, in the United States. Additional infestations were found in Chester, Lehigh, Dauphin, and Delaware counties in the spring of 2016, expanding the known range of this pest. Surveys are ongoing to determine other areas in Pennsylvania have been impacted. More...



We are an educational, not-for-profit, informal, unofficial, unrecognized association created in 1984 over our love of good garlic food and desire to find profitable crops and production for small and family farms.

We act as a clearinghouse of information and research data, and generally fill the void of unbiased information for the cook, gardener, and commercial producer. Our newsletter, The Garlic Press, is published about 4 times a year. We promote production, using appropriate and sustainable practices, and hearty consumption of regionally-grown garlic and all foods. We celebrate this herb by working with local members organizing festivals that combine good food, information, planting and eating material, and merriment.

We welcome members' ideas, suggestions, Garlic Press contributions, and financial support to help keep the Foundation alive.

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