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CORE Pesticide Training & Pesticide Applicator's License Exam
March 11, 2014The "CORE" training session will be held from 9:00am to 12:15pm. This session is designed as a review prior to taking the exam, but is not mandatory. Pre-registration is required for this event. Please see pdf registration form and flyer for additional information. The Private and Commercial NYS Pesticide Examinations will be given at 1:00pm in the CLEREL Conference room. You must register for this exam by contacting the NYS DEC, Buffalo Office, by calling (716) 851-7220.
2014 Winter Grape Growers Conference
March 20, 2014
Mark your calendars, the date has been set for the 2014 Lake Erie Regional Grape Program's Winter Grape Grower Conference. Come join fellow grape growers for an educational day of lectures and discussion panels. An agenda is in development stages right now, but you can plan on seeing topics on up and coming GIS and sensory work, as well as, always pertinent, topics such as trellissing, soil development and Pest Management applications. DEC credits will be available.
We will be holding this event at the Williams Center located on the SUNY Fredonia Campus this year. The renovations are complete and they are happy to be hosting us again. The renovations are going to allow us to hold the entire conference within the Williams Center. There will be no need to be walking on icy pathwways or going in and out of the cold. Once you arrive, you will spend the entire day right there in one building and everything is handicap accessible.
Lake Erie Grapes in the NewsThe 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.
eNEWA for GrapesWould you like to see the current weather and grape pest information found on NEWA (Network for Environment and Weather Applications) without having to click through the website? Then eNEWA is for you. eNEWA is a daily email that contains current weather and pest model information from a station, or stations, near you. The email will contain; 1) high, low and average temperature, rainfall, wind speed and relative humidity 2) the 5-day forecast for these weather parameters, 3) GDD totals (Base 50F), 4) 5-day GDD (Base 50F) forecast and 5) model results for powdery mildew, black rot, Phomopsis and grape berry moth. The weather information is provided for not only the current day but for the past two days as well.
We will be conducting a beta test of eNEWA for Grapes in 2014. You can choose from any number of stations located near you for delivery of this information via email each day at a time specified by you. Please keep in mind that you will receive a separate email (approximately 3 pages in length) for each station you choose.
Once during the growing season and again after harvest, you will be asked to complete a short survey to assist us in improving the eNEWA for grapes email system. If you would like to be a part of this project just fill out the form(s) by clicking here and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or print it off and put it in the mail to: Tim Weigle CLEREL 6592 West Main Road Portland, NY 14769