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  • Crop Update Weekly Electronic Newsletter
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • Discounted Conference Registration Fees

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Upcoming Events

2015 Reporting Session for Current Projects and Future Proposals

February 27, 2015
9:00am-12:00pm
Portland, NY

A project reporting session is scheduled for Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory located at 6592 West Main Rd. Portland, NY. This location will serve as the primary location, but some of the presenters will be presenting from Geneva via polycom. The meeting will begin at 9:00am and run until approximately Noon. Updates on projects funded by the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program Research and Extension Program, Inc. (the group charged with dispersing the 75 cents per ton voluntary assessment for Concords produced in the Lake Erie Region), New York Wine and Grape Foundation, and New York Wine Grape Growers Association, will be presented, as well as, short presentations on proposed new projects. The meeting format is designed to encourage discussion between those who are conducting or proposing projects, the funders, and the grower community by limiting presentations to 5 minutes and eliminating the use of visual aids. This reporting session is open to the public. Please RSVP by Monday, February 23,2015.

2015 Winter Grape Grower Conference

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 16, 2015
8:00am-4:00pm
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 talks & panel discussions and to enjoy great food and company! View full agenda by selecting details tab.

CORE Training & Pesticide Applicator's License Exam

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 2, 2015
9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00-3:00pm
Portland, NY

The morning session will consist of a "CORE" training class that will run from 9:00am-Noon. This session is designed to be a review for the exam that follows in the afternoon. This session is not required to take the exam, but does qualify particpants for 3.0 DEC credits.

The exam held in the afternoon is conducted by the NYSDEC. You MUST register through them. All information pertaining to this exam is included on the PDF form titled Instructions for applying for the exam.Instructions for ordering manuals from The Cornell Store are also included.  These forms are found by clicking "view details".
Pre-registration is required for both events.



Announcements

2014 CAPS project report available

The NY Commodity Ag Pest Survey for grapes is now available in the IPM section of our website

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.

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