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Storage Crop Facility School

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

You are invited to attend the Storage Crop Facility School.

Date:
December 1, 9:00-1:00 – Large-scale Vegetable Storage (potato and cabbage);
December 8, 9:00-2:00 – Smaller-scale Mixed Vegetable Storage

Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting, pre-registration required; may join via computer or phone

Price: This event is free to attend!

Join us for one or both days of this two-day storage focused event, where speakers from across the Northeast and Midwest will be presenting on challenges and updates surrounding vegetable storage! If you store potatoes or cabbage on a large scale, then attend day one where you’ll hear talks on updating storage facilities and disease control in large-scale storage. Attend the second day if you are interested in smaller-scale storage of mixed vegetables, and hear talks on storage construction and management, tactics for better storage, and disease control on a smaller scale. Both events will also include presentations on funding opportunities, farm food safety considerations for storage, and grower opportunities with the NYS Farm to School program. We invite you to join in as you can.

Both events will be held virtually over Zoom and pre-registration is required. Only those who pre-register will receive meeting attendance information. To register for either day, or if you have any questions about this event, please email Margie Lund at mel296@cornell.edu and include the name(s), phone number, and email of those who plan to attend, as well as which day(s) you would like to attend.

Event Agendas:

Large-scale Vegetable Storage (potatoes and cabbage) – Tuesday, December 1

9 AM – Introduction and overview

9:10-10:00 – Innovations in potato and cabbage storage and upgrading old facilities – Mike Mager, Arctic Refrigeration

10:00-10:30 – Decreasing potato diseases in storage – Steve Johnson, University of Maine

10:30-11:00 – Decreasing cabbage Alternaria in storage – Chris Smart, Cornell University

11:00-11:30 - Funding programs for upgrading or building new facilities, equipment – Karen Rugenstein, Farm Service Agency

11:30-12:00 - Farm food safety considerations for storage – Robert Hadad, CCE CVP

12:00-12:30 – NYS Farm to School program – Becky O’Connor, Harvest NY

12:30-1:00 – Additional time for questions and further discussion with speakers

Smaller-scale Mixed Vegetable Storage – Tuesday, December 8

9 AM – Introduction and overview

9:05-9:30 - Cold storage construction – what to look for in design and materials – Chris Callahan, University of Vermont

9:30-10:00 - Humidity and ventilation management – Chris Callahan, University of Vermont

10:00-11:00 – Keeping crops fresh for market – Scott Sanford, University of Wisconsin

11:00-11:30 – Decreasing potato diseases in storage – Steve Johnson, University of Maine

11:30-12:00 – Decreasing cabbage Alternaria in storage – Chris Smart, Cornell University

12:00-12:30 - Funding programs for upgrading or building new facilities, equipment – Karen Rugenstein, Farm Service Agency

12:30-1:00 - Farm food safety considerations for storage – Robert Hadad, CCE CVP

1:00-1:30 – NYS Farm to School program – Becky O’Connor, Harvest NY

1:30-2:00 - Additional time for questions and further discussion with speakers

If you are interested in additional educational material surrounding vegetable storage, check out speaker Scott Stanford’s book, available in a print or digital copy (see links below):

On-Farm Cold Storage of Fall-Harvested Fruit and Vegetable Crops: Planning, Design and Operation, Scott A. Sanford, John Hendrickson, University of Wisconsin Extension, 84 pages; 2015

Using proper storage methods, crops harvested in the fall can be stored in bins or bulk piles for 2-12 months depending on the crop. This guide helps growers plan, design, specify equipment, and operate a cold storage facility tailored to their specific requirements.

Printed copy - https://learningstore.extension.wisc.edu/products/on-farm-cold-storage-of-fall-harvested-fruit-and-vegetable-crops-planning-design-and-operation-printed-spiral-bound-p1779?_pos=27&_sid=667b20a9d&_ss=r

Digital copy - https://learningstore.extension.wisc.edu/products/on-farm-cold-storage-of-fall-harvested-fruit-and-vegetable-crops-planning-design-and-operation-digital-download-p1783?_pos=29&_sid=667b20a9d&_ss=r

Register

Margie Lund at mel296@cornell.edu

Location

This event is online

Last updated November 17, 2020