There are approximately 30,000 acres of vineyard in the Lake Erie region of New York and Pennsylvania grown on 840 farms, making this the largest grape growing region outside of California.
Of this acreage, 98.5% consists of Labrusca (American Grape) varieties such as 'Concord' and 'Niagara' which are used for juice, jam and other fresh or fermented products. The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program consists of Extension Educators and research faculty/staff from Cornell University and Penn State University devoted to projects aimed at increasing yields, product quality, diversity and improvement of cultivars, efficiency of production, profitability and adoption of environmentally sound cultural and pest management strategies.
The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is supported, in part, by
county Cornell Cooperative Extensions including:
Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara Counties in New York
and Erie County in Pennsylvania.
To visit one of these Cornell Cooperative Extension's web sites,
simply click on a county within the map.
2017 LERGP Annual Winter Grower Conference
March 15, 2017Come join us for a day of education and celebration of LERGP's 25 years of service.
Core Pesticide Training and Pesticide Applicator's License Exam
April 26, 2017CORE TRAINING
3.0 Pesticide recertification credits in the CORE category have been applied for. The CORE training session is also designed as a review prior to taking the Commercial or Private Pesticide Applicator exam but is not required prior to taking the exam. Preregistration for the training using the enclosed course registration form is required by April 17, 2017.
LERGP 25 YEARS Summer Conference
August 11, 2017Come celebrate 25 years with LERGP at the Summer Grower Conference.
More Details to follow!