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March 2016

2016 LERGP Annual Winter Grower Conference

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 22, 2016
8:00am-4:00pm
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
9:00am-12:15pm
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

CORE TRAINING
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
9:00am-4:00pm
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.
Filtration
Explanation of filtration and its uses, the difference between nominal and absolute, how to ensure your filtration unit is working, and bottle sterility tests.

May 2016

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 4, 2016
10:00am
Westfield, NY

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting
Come join the LERGP team and fellow growers for open discussion of what's going on in your vineyard right now.

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 11, 2016
10:00am
Burt, NY

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting
Come join the LERGP team and fellow growers for pertinent discussion on what is happening in your vineyard right now.

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 18, 2016
10:00am
Lake City, PA

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting
Come join the LERGP team and fellow growers for pertinent discussion on what is happening in your vineyard right now.

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 25, 2016
10:00am
Irving, NY

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting
Come join the LERGP team and fellow growers for pertinent discussion on what is happening in your vineyard right now.

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 25, 2016
3:00pm
North Collins, NY

LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting
Come join the LERGP team and fellow growers for pertinent discussion on what is happening in your vineyard right now.

Upcoming Events

MyEV Tool- Take Your Vineyard Management to the Next Level

November 2, 2021
November 9, 2021
: MyEv Tool Series
Portland, NY

LEVEL Up with MyEV

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My Efficient Vineyard Tool

Take Your Vineyard Management to the Next Level with Precision Viticulture

Lake Erie vineyards have a lot of natural variation in soil type, vine growth, and crop yield, which impacts overall productivity and farm profitability. Precision Viticulture is the process of measuring, modeling, and managing vineyard variation on a sub-block level to improve production efficiency.

Getting started with precision viticulture can seem overwhelming with the need to purchase and learn new technology, such as vineyard sensors, GIS software, and variable-rate controllers. To address this challenge, Terry Bates (CLEREL) and Nick Gunner (Orbitist) developed an easy-to-use and web-based software platform for growers to benefit from spatial information on their own farms. The MyEfficientVineyard (MyEV) tool allows growers to collect, process, and map spatial observations in any of their vineyard blocks. There is an old saying that "the best fertilizer is the grower's footprints in the vineyard." MyEV now allows you to trace those footprints and spatially map what you observed so you can make the best management decisions for your vineyard blocks.

Sign up and learn the basics of MyEV!
- Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 pm - Terry Bates and Nick Gunner will teach you the basics of the MyEV software. Growers will learn how to map the vineyard blocks on their farm, set up a spatial data collector tool, collect observations in the field, and map spatial observations. After the session, growers will have a week to test out MyEV on their own farms and ask questions of the research team over email.
- Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 1:00-3:00 pm - We will have a "hands on" session at CLEREL to answer grower questions and walk through the mapping and data collection functions in the MyEV smartphone application.  


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.

https://youtu.be/bQcGw5AWDSU


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




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