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Grape - Spring Content


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Upcoming Events

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.

Worker Protection Standard Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 6, 2015
Jamestown, NY

Tim Weigle, NYS IPM Program will lead participants in an overview of the Worker Protection Standard by showing the Michigan State University video, Pesticide Handlers and the Worker Protection Standard. The video itself is 50 minutes, and will be accompanied by a question and answer session.

Wine Workshop

April 9, 2015
Portland, NY

Join Denise Gardner, Enology Extension Associate, Penn State University, Chris Gerling, Enology Extension Associate, Cornell University, Anna Katharine Mansfield, Associate Professor of Enology, Cornell University for a full day of talks to identify, measure and mitigate potential risk areas and develop standard operating procedures in the winery.


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.

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