March 15, 2017
Williams Center at SUNY Fredonia
280 Central Avenue
Fredonia, NY 14063
$50.00 LERGP Member
(additional attendee $40.00 ea.)
$100.00 Non LERGP member
EVENT HAS PASSED
2017 LERGP Annual Winter Grower ConferenceMarch 15, 2017
If you are interested in how technology is going to change the way you grow grapes in the future you will be interested in the morning session that is devoted to project updates for the Efficient Vineyard SCRI project.
The afternoon will have speakers on how to make Crop Insurance work for you and the ever important pesticide recertification credits. We got a Valentine ’s Day present from the NYS DEC yesterday when they informed us that we will be able to provide 2.00 credits for attending the afternoon presentations. We are still waiting to hear back from PDA but typically they provide double the credits of DEC (PDA gives 1 credit per half hour talk while DEC gives 1 credit per hour of talk) so we are hoping to provide 4.0 credits for the afternoon talks for those with a Pennsylvania pesticide applicators license.
Check out the LERGP Grape Growers’ Conference promo at https://youtu.be/E_b_4sfX6ew to see and hear, first-hand, the sights and sounds of the conference, including an interview with Luke Haggerty on what the conference provides.
You can register on-line on the LERGP website at: https://lergp.cce.cornell.edu/event_preregistration.php?event=281
Or use the registration form that follows.
If you have any questions about the registration process please contact Kate at (716) 792-2800.
Grower Registration Form (PDF; 355KB)
Agenda (PDF; 283KB)
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Check out our new Podcasts!It is hard to be within sight of Lake Erie without seeing at least one of the 30,000 acres of grapes that make up the Lake Erie grape belt in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie and Niagara Counties in New York and Erie County in Pennsylvania. Have you ever wondered what is going on in those vineyards? One of the aims of the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program (LERGP) extension team is to provide the most up to date, research-based information to assist the grape growers in the Lake Erie region. Current LERGP programming is aimed at helping growers to be environmentally and economically sustainable in their grape production practices. Members of the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program research and extension team have added weekly podcasts to their information transfer tools. It is often difficult for growers to get out of the vineyard and to a meeting, so now they can access it from the comfort of their own homes. These podcasts can be of interest to those who are not mainstream growers as well. Whether you are currently looking to start a vineyard, have vines in your backyard or are just interested in the Lake Erie grape industry, if this week’s podcast doesn’t interest you, next week’s could. Tim Weigle, Senior Extension Associate with the NYS IPM Program, enlisted the help of the LERGP team and the team’s media specialist, Damian Dodd, to create weekly podcasts aimed at giving timely information to regional grape growers to aid them in their vineyard management. These podcasts, also called vlogs (video blogs), are brief, approximately 3-7 minutes in length, but packed full of useful information. The podcasts will range from general information on subjects like “What is LERGP?” to more specific topics like how to determine when to purchase fertilizer for the upcoming season. There are 6 podcasts posted to date, these include:
Podcast #1 “What is LERGP?” with Dr. Terry Bates and Luke Haggerty
Podcast #2 “Fertilizer Prices” with Dr. Terry Bates and Kevin Martin
Podcast #3 “Dr. Cain Hickey Reflects” with Drs. Terry Bates and Cain Hickey
Podcast #4 “Dr. Terry Bates Reflects SCRI Year 1” with Drs. Terry Bates and Cain Hickey
Podcast #5 “A full Description of LERGP” with Tim Weigle and Luke Haggerty
Podcast #6 “What is NEWA?” with Tim Weigle and Luke Haggerty
To access these useful videos, you can visit the new Lake Erie Regional Grape Program website at http://lergp.com and click on the Podcast link on the right of the screen. If you would like to be alerted when a new podcast is posted, you can subscribe to the channel by clicking “Subscribe” and an email will be sent when updates are made. Suggestions for future podcasts are welcome and can be made by commenting in the comments box on the YouTube channel or by leaving a comment on the LERGP website “Contact Us” page. If you would like more information on some of the programs being conducted by LERGP, please visit the Efficient Vineyard website https://www.efficientvineyard.com/ to see what is happening with their USDA/NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) project.