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February 2016

2016 Enhancement Grant Application Information Meeting

February 10, 2016
Portland, NY

Kevin Martin will be answering general questions and offering guidance to the procedure of applying for this grant.
RFA and Application will be available at this meeting.

March 2016

2016 LERGP Annual Winter Grower Conference

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 22, 2016
Fredonia, NY

2016 LERGP Annual Winter Grower Conference
Come join us for a great day of learning and camaraderie with your fellow growers. More information will follow as it develops.

April 2016

Core Pesticide Training Program

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 5, 2016
Portland, NY

Core Pesticide Training Program
“CORE” Pesticide Training and Pesticide Applicators License Exam April 5, 2016 Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory (CLEREL) 6592 West Main Road Portland, NY 14769
Space is limited ---Pre-registration is required for both sessions

WHEN: 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. 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 March 28, 2016. You must Register for the test through the DEC, see attached.

Winery Control Workshop-Stabilize Your Wine- Filtration, SO2 and Potassium Sorbate

April 13, 2016
Portland, NY

Come join us for an informative day covering the following topics:

Sulfur dioxide
pH and SO2 relationship, the breakdown of SO2 (molecular, bisulfite… etc.), and how to add SO2 to wine.
Potassium sorbate
What is potassium sorbate?  why is it used in wine? and the pros/cons of sorbate.
Explanation of filtration and its uses, the difference between nominal and absolute, how to ensure your filtration unit is working, and bottle sterility tests.

Upcoming Events

LERGP Winter Conference Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 19, 2022
February 16, 2022
March 16, 2022
: LERGP 3 part Winter Conference series

LERGP 3 part Winter conference series


Variable rate fruit thinning video on MyEV

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!


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

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