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Upcoming Events

2015 Winter Grape Grower Conference

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 16, 2015
Fredonia, NY

Please join us for our annual Winter Grape Grower Conference. This is a great day to meet up with fellow growers to participate in numerous talks, panel discussions and great food! The tentative topics are as follows: GBM Management, Cover Crops, Crop Estimation, Grape Root Worm, Thinning and the Economics associated with Thinning. Actual content is being reviewed and discussed now and a more detailed list of topics will be available in the new year.

ISHS II International Workshop on Vineyard Mechanization and Grape and Wine Quality

July 26 - July 29, 2015
Fredonia, NY

On behalf of the ISHS Fruit Section Working Group on Vineyard Mechanization and Vine Berry Fruits, we invite you to an International Workshop on Vineyard Mechanization and Grape and Wine Quality to be held in Fredonia, New York, USA.The II International Workshop on Vineyard Mechanization and Grape and Wine Quality will be held from Sunday, July 26 to Wednesday, July 29th 2015 at SUNY Fredonia. The workshop will kick off on Sunday with a Shaulis Symposium focused on grapevine physiology and mechanized grapevine production. Monday will be a full day technical and winery tour to the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory and Lake Erie Region wineries. This will be followed by a day and a half of technical presentations and posters on: precision viticulture, sensing technologies, variable rate management, fruit quality, and economics.
Primary Topics of the Symposium:
Horticulture: Grapevine Physiology and Mechanized Production
Engineering: Mechanized Tools for Vineyard Operations Sensing Technology
Spatial Vineyard Measurement Variable Rate Management: Zonal Application for Yield and Quality
Fruit Quality and Economics: Impact of Mechanized Systems


Lake Erie Grapes in the News

The recent below zero temperatures we have across the Lake Erie grape belt has brought a renewed interest to grape production in the area, especially the impact on the cold sensitive wine varieties. Use the station links below to see the LERGP's Luke Haggerty discussing the cold temperatures effects on bud mortality across the region with reporters from Channel 4 and Channel 7 in Buffalo, NY.

LERGP Lake Erie Regional Grape Program - Cornell Cooperative Extension
In Partnership with Penn State