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Cultural Practices

Cultural PracticesVineyard Nutrition
Just as in humans, nutritional balance within the vine is essential to consistent fruit quality and quantity. How do you balance nutrition in the vineyard? While the majority of nutritional management can be dealt with prior to planting, such as adjusting soil pH and organic matter, vineyard soil management is a continual process and requires monitoring to ensure healthy, productive vines. It's better to maintain proper soil health practices than to try to correct problems when leaf symptoms are visible. How can you keep an eye on vineyard nutrition? Soil and petiole testing will help you monitor nutrients available in the soil and in the plants. We recommend doing BOTH soil and petiole testing to verify that what you have available in the soil is actually getting into the vines. If a petiole test result indicates a deficiency, but soil test results indicate adequate levels of a nutrient, an alternative problem, such as improper soil pH or inadequate water drainage, could be the culprit.


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Most Recent Cultural Practices Winter Content

LERGP Viticulture Extension Specialist

Last Modified: October 23, 2018
LERGP Viticulture Extension Specialist

Areas of  Work Interest:

Grower Education through traditional and innovative means
Cover Crops
Vineyard Mechanization
Bud Hardiness
Vine Health


Nitrogen Worksheet

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

Last Modified: June 4, 2015

Freeze Damage

Last Modified: February 24, 2015
Freeze Damage

Lake Erie Grape belt low temperatures in Feb 2015 reached -19 to -29 degrees F and this has caused variable damage to fruiting buds of grapevines. Viticulture Specialist, Luke Haggerty, and the CLEREL staff are evaluating the extent of bud damage from several vineyards across the region.





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Upcoming Events

2019 LERGP Winter Grape Grower Conference

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 13, 2019
8:00am-4:00pm
Fredonia, NY

Come spend the day with the LERGP team and fellow growers engaging in presentations, vendor trade show and conversation. Continental breakfast and a catered lunch are included in fee. Agenda will be available once complete. Giveaways and drawings for prizes!
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CORE TRAINING

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 11, 2019
9:00am-12:00pm
Portland, NY

CORE TRAINING
WHEN: Thursday April 11 from 9 AM to 12:15 PM
WHERE: CLEREL Meeting room
COST: $15
3.0 Pesticide recertification credits in the CORE category have been applied for.

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DEC Pesticide Applicator Test

April 11, 2019
1:00pm
Portland, NY

PRIVATE AND COMMERCIAL NYS PESTICIDE EXAMINATIONS
WHEN: 1 PM
WHERE: CLEREL Meeting room
COST: $100 REGISTRATION: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) requires you to register for entrance to the exam session with the Buffalo DEC office at (716) 851-7220.

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Vineyard Improvement Program Applications

Vineyard Improvement Program: An Application Guide
You can apply for the Vineyard Improvement Program (VIP) at https://lergp.com/vip-application/.
 LERGP.com also has more information about the program. Frequently asked questions, eligibility requirements, sample budgets and business plans are all available.


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