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March 2020

Eastern Winery Exposition

March 10 - March 12, 2020
Lancaster, PA

The largest wine and grape trade show and conference east of the Pacific states, EWE will include three single-topic workshops on the first day, followed by two days of multiple sessions on three tracks: enology, viticulture and money/marketing/ management.


Northern Grapes Webinar- Growing Grapes without Glyphosate

March 17, 2020
1:00pm

Northern Grapes Webinar- Growing Grapes without Glyphosate
Lynn Sosnoskie
Assistant Professor - Cornell University
Cornell AgriTech Campus, Geneva, NY

Lynn started as an assistant professor working in Weed Ecology and Management of specialty crops at Cornell AgriTech in September of 2019. Since completing her PhD at Ohio State she has served in research and extension in Wisconsin, Georgia, Washington, and California. Her research primarily focuses on glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth and the biology, ecology, and management of bindweed.

2020 LERGP Winter Grape Growers' Conference-RESCHEDULED to August 12th and 13th, 2020

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2020
8:00am-4:30am
Fredonia, NY

2020 LERGP Winter Grape Growers' Conference-RESCHEDULED to August 12th and 13th, 2020
Save the date for March 19, 2020 to come join LERGP, fellow growers, special speakers and vendors in a full day of education and camaraderie.  A full and diverse agenda and delicious food await!  We hope to see everyone there.

April 2020

No Events Scheduled at this Time

May 2020

Spring Grape IPM Webinar

May 5, 2020
4:30pm-6:00pm

Due to the current restrictions on in-person gatherings in New York, we will be presenting this year's Spring Grape IPM Meeting as an online webinar. The program for this webinar is attached. Growers will still be able to receive 1.5 pesticide recertification credits, but there will be some additional steps that must be taken before and during the meeting in order to qualify to receive those credits.

Virtual LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 6, 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
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Virtual LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 13, 2020
10:00am

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

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Special Guest- Dr. Terry Bates- Soil Health & Nutrition

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

Virtual LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 20, 2020
10:00am

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

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Guest Speaker- Dr. Greg Loeb- Insect Management for Grapes

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

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.


Upcoming Events

LERGP Winter Conference Series- 2 Virtual -1 In Person

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 9, 2022
February 9, 2023
March 16, 2023

2023 NYSDEC How to Get Certified Course

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 23, 2023
Portland, NY

This course is to prepare you for the pesticide applicator exam scheduled for March 30, 2023, to be held at CLEREL.

Announcements

Westfield Maid Coop Takes FIRST Place

Westfield Maid Cooperative, one of the largest and oldest marketing grower cooperatives based in the Lake Erie grape growing region, won the top prize in the best new beverage category for its "Good n' Grapey" Concord grape juice pouches, aimed at supplying school cafeterias. Westfield Maid, the state's first New York State Grown & Certified juice processor, was part of the 2019 "Grape-to-School" pilot program that aimed to bring New York-grown Concord grape juice to select school districts across the state. Its pilot product used foil-topped plastic juice cups, which often required storage in schools' already limited freezer space. The new juice pouches are shelf-stable with colorful branding designed to encourage more kids to drink Concord grape juice.

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Spotted Lanternfly Public Service Announcement

Please take a look at this PSA on YouTube.  It is narrated by our very own Jennifer Phillips Russo.
If you see a Spotted Lanternfly:
1-Take a photo
2-Collect it
3-Squish it
4-Report it



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

LERGP Podcasts- check them out!

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