Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)
The Cornell Cooperative Extension website provides an overview of CCE programs across New York State.
Wine Industry Workshop and Short Courses
Check out Wine Industry Workshop and Short Courses by clicking here!
Appellation Cornell Newsletter
Archived and New Versions of Appellation Cornell Newsletter are available online.
2012 Production Guide for Organic Grapes
NYS IPM Publication No. 224
This guide for organic grape production is an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. The guide is divided into sections, but the interrelated quality of organic cropping systems makes each section relevant to the others.
2013 NY & PA Pest Management Guidelines for Grapes
Network for Environment & Weather Awareness (NEWA)
Awareness for disease, insect and weather forecasts
NEWA Portland Weather Station Page
The Cornell Nutrient Analysis Laboratory
Provide accurate and cost effective analysis of soil (Cornell Soil Health Test, Illinois Soil Nutrient Test, other specialized soil tests), plant and water samples.
Cornell Soil Health
Information to help you return your soil to a healthy state or keep an already good soil productive.
Worker Protection Standard Training
October 25, 2016The Worker Protection Standard Has Been Revised, Are You Ready?
EPA is implementing stronger protections for the nation’s two million agricultural workers and their families working on farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses. These revisions to the 1992 Agricultural Worker Protection Standard will afford farmworkers similar health protections that are already afforded to workers in other industries. The revisions will take effect on January 2, 2017.
Word on the street is, unlike during the initial rollout of the WPS, there will not be a year of educational programming to give growers every opportunity to be in compliance.
In order to provide you with the information you need to be in compliance with the new WPS, the NYS DEC Pest Management Staff will be providing training on the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Worker Protection Standard. The new WPS provides occupational protections from pesticide exposure for agricultural exposure. This training is for those who use or supervise the use of pesticides on farms.
The training will take place in the CLEREL Meeting Room, 6592 West Main Road, Portland, NY 14769 on October 25 with registration beginning at 9:30 AM. The training will be from 10 AM until noon. Two recertification credits will be available in categories 1a, 1d, 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25.
Make sure you save the date on your calendar and while the training is free, we ask that you register for the event by going to our website https://lergp.cce.cornell.edu/ and check under Upcoming Events in the lower right hand corner, or give Kate a call at (716) 792-2800.