Lake Erie Regional Grape Program Enrollment

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  • Crop Management
  • Market Development
  • Farm Business

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Grape - Spring Content

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT   •   CULTURAL PRACTICES   •   IPM   •   VINE NUTRITION AND 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 Spring Content

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

Partnership Agreement

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

Last Modified: March 6, 2014

A partnership is quickly becoming an underrated business organization.  The LLC is not without its advantages, but take a look at this partnership agreement for some ideas.  It provides a good place to start for growers with multiple generations and less than 200 acres.





calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Virtual Office Hours

March 30 - June 30, 2020
Mondays:10:00am- Noon, Thursdays: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Come! Join the team for answers to questions, chat about what is going on in your vineyard,or just to say hello!  Remember to bring your own coffee!


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Virtual LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 27, 2020
10:00am

Join us Wednesdays May through July, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time. Register in advance for this meeting:

Link to Register for Coffee Pot Meeting
Guest Speaker- Dr. Katie Gold-Early Season Disease Management

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Virtual LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 3, 2020
10:00am

Join us Wednesdays May through July, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time. Register in advance for this meeting:

Link to Register for Coffee Pot meetings 
Guest Speaker- Heather Leach- Spotted Lantern Fly

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Announcements

Virtual Coffee Pot Meetings every Wednesday

We are excited to offer Virtual Coffee Pot Meeting for NY and PA Pesticide Recertification Credits.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture approved our Coffee Pot Meeting virtually (online) and, with some modifications. We have been approved to offer one NY and one PA credit for each Coffee Pot Meeting. That is 13 opportunities to receive pesticide recertification credits in 2020!

We will discuss timely viticulture, business management, and integrated pest management. We are also setting up special guest speakers in viticulture and enology from all over the country since traveling isn't an issue with the virtual platforms. We are excited to be able to continue to offer recertification credits for our growers and sad that it will not be in person or with coffee and doughnuts. 

Join us Wednesdays May through July, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time. Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Loaner Sensor Program

The loaner sensor program is an outreach program designed to introduce interested growers to the technology developed by the Efficient Vineyard researchers. It involves a technician from the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program coming out to the farm to install or attach scanners and computers to existing equipment. The subsequent data collection is then completed during normal activity such as pesticide spraying. Once the data is collected it can be sent back to researchers to generate a prescription map. The DualEM soil sensor requires a technician to operate so if you would like to have a soil scan done of your vineyard, please contact the Portland, NY Cornell Extension office and make an appointment.

https://efficientvineyard.com/loaner-sensor-program

LERGP Podcasts- check them out!

http://lergp.com/podcasts/

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