Lake Erie Regional Grape Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Pest Management
  • Vineyard Nutrition
  • Crop Management
  • Market Development
  • Farm Business

Enrollment Benefits

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

Enrollee Login

Password:

Log In To Access:

  • Issues of Vineyard Notes
  • Issues of Crop Update

Not an Enrollee?
Enroll Now!

PA Growers Visit PA Extension or call 814.825.0900 for a subscription form

Online Enrollment Form

FALL   •   WINTER   •   SPRING   •   SUMMER          New Vineyard Timeline
Grape - Summer Content

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT   •   CULTURAL PRACTICES   •   IPM   •   VINE NUTRITION & SOILS

Business Management

Business ManagementThe Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is designed to serve the needs of regional growers and wineries. Long term trends in bulk juice production has held steady in the region for decades. Most profit growth requires improvements in production and management efficiency. Specialty wine production have seen steady growth for the past decade. Bulk wine production is a market that continues to shift and evolve with consumer preferences. With those realities in mind we strive to give growers the tools to improve their generational sustainability and fiscal health.





Most Recent Business Management Summer Content

Chautauqua County Agricultural Improvement Program

Last Modified: April 1, 2022

Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Chautauqua County Legislature announce the Chautauqua County Agricultural Improvement Program.

We are looking to assist with your business improvements.
Chautauqua County Agricultural Improvement Program funding is provided by the Chautauqua County Legislature with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

 Do you have an upcoming project planned on your farm?
 Want to improve your agricultural business?
 Need help funding the improvements?
 Are you ready to make farm changes and improvements?
 Do you have a business plan?
 Do you want help developing a business plan?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions,
let us help you!


GPS Technology in Local Vineyards

Kevin Martin, Extension Educator, Business Management
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: July 19, 2017
GPS Technology in Local Vineyards

Kevin Martin, from the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program (Penn State University), is currently creating baseline economic data to provide regional grape growers with commercialization strategies for spatial vineyard management.

Nitrogen Worksheet

Kevin Martin, Extension Educator, Business Management
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: June 4, 2015





Upcoming Events

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #9

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 29, 2022
Westfield, NY

Come join us for discussion on pertinent and timely vineyard topics and issues.  Enjoy good company, coffee and donuts!

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #10

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 6, 2022
Ransomville, NY

Come join us for discussion on pertinent and timely vineyard topics and issues.  Enjoy good company, coffee and donuts!

H-2A Informational Program

July 11, 2022

Come learn about H-2A regulations and the filing process from special speakers and growers who have experience with it.

Announcements

The NY Concord Grape Innovation Award Competition

The New York Concord Grape Innovation Award is a competition focused on a traditional crop with more than 200 years of history in New York and stimulating the innovation needed for the development of new products and markets for this important commodity.

Innovation awards, totaling over $100,000 in cash prizes and packages of expert support, will be given to companies or organizations that develop innovative concord grape-based products that substantially increase demand and utilization of New York-grown concord grapes.

For more information click on this link.

The competition is organized by the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech.


Variable rate fruit thinning video on MyEV

https://www.efficientvineyard.com/blog/variable-rate-fruit-thinning-for-concord-crop-load-balance

Assess Your Freeze Damage

Assess Your Freeze Damage with a MyEV data Collector- By Terry Bates

Freeze damage across eastern U.S. vineyards was highly variable this week depending on the stage of bud development, air temperatures, and vineyard location. Assessing bud damage over the next two weeks will help growers determine the size and variation in crop potential, adjust management practices, and record damage for crop insurance. In this video, Terry Bates shows you how to set up and use a MyEV data collector and a smartphone to collect and map freeze damage observations in your vineyard.


Recorded Coffee Pot Meetings

You may not be able to obtain Pesticide License Recertification points but you can gain plenty of valuable information by watching the coffee pot meetings if you missed them! We have had some special guest speakers sharing valuable information with us!

Click the link below for access to all of the recorded LERGP Coffee Pot Meetings!

Recorded LERGP Coffee Pot Meetings

Hand sanitizer and Masks Still Available

Hand Sanitizer and Face Masks Still Available

It's not too late! If you haven't picked up your free NYS Clean hand sanitizer and washable Hanes masks, you still can. All farms in New York are eligible to request supplies. Click on this link to make the request. We will set up a time for you to come pick up the supplies at CLEREL in Portland.

LERGP Podcasts- check them out!

LERGP POD CASTS

Loaner Sensor Program

The loaner sensor program will not be available this growing season in light of the COVID -19 protocols.  We offer our sincere apologies




LERGPLake Erie Regional Grape Program - Cornell Cooperative Extension
Your Trusted Source for Research-Based Knowledge
In Partnership with Penn State