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IPM
Grape growers benefit from implementing IPM - environmentally and economically sensible ways to protect crops from insects, plant diseases, weeds, and vertebrate pests.  We work with grape processors, growers, local extension educators, faculty, crop consultants, and agricultural businesses to find IPM answers, develop new IPM methods, and deliver IPM information.
 
NYS IPM Program Mission: The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program develops sustainable ways to manage pests and helps people to use methods that minimize environmental, health and economic risks.
 






Complete IPM Summer Content

FIFRA 2(ee) Recommendations Available for Grape Rootworm Insecticides in NY

Tim Weigle, Team Leader, Statewide Grape IPM Specialist
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: January 29, 2015

In conjunction with Greg Loeb, Professor, Department of Entomology, NYSAES, two replicated spray trials using 4 insecticides currently registered for use on grapes in New York State (Admire Pro, Danitol 2.4 EC, Leverage 360 and Sniper) were conducted by NYS IPM Program and LERGP staff in grower vineyards in the Lake Erie region.

Beta Testing of eNEWA for Grapes

Tim Weigle, Team Leader, Statewide Grape IPM Specialist
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: February 10, 2014
Beta Testing of eNEWA for Grapes

Would you like to see the current weather and grape pest information found on NEWA without having to click through the website? Then eNEWA is for you. eNEWA is a daily email that contains current weather and pest model information from a station, or stations, near you. The email will contain; 1) high, low and average temperature, rainfall, wind speed and relative humidity 2) the 5-day forecast for these weather parameters, 3) GDD totals (Base 50F), 4) 5-day GDD (Base 50F) forecast and 5) model results for powdery mildew, black rot, Phomopsis and grape berry moth. The weather information is provided for not only the current day but for the past two days as well.

Insecticides for use in New York and Pennsylvania Vineyards (Table)

Edith Byrne, Association Program Educator I
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: August 7, 2013
Insecticides for use in New York and Pennsylvania Vineyards (Table)

Coming up with the best timing of the various types of insecticides has always been a good topic of discussion. Andy Muza and Tim Weigle have put together a Table: Insecticides for use in New York and Pennsylvania Vineyards (based on one developed by Rufus Isaacs at Michigan State University).

Seasonal Primer for Grape Production

Edith Byrne, Association Program Educator I
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: March 14, 2013
Seasonal Primer for Grape Production

Seasonal Primer for Grape Production

Using NEWA Resources in a Vineyard IPM Strategy

Tim Weigle, Team Leader, Statewide Grape IPM Specialist
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: March 7, 2013
Using NEWA Resources in a Vineyard IPM Strategy

Historically, control practices for vineyard pests in the eastern United States were made based on the calendar or on a growth stage such as bud break, bloom or verasion using materials with a broad spectrum of activity. This was a fairly straightforward approach to pest management, and for many years this type of spray program was very effective. However, as the nation became more conscious of pesticide use, the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) was introduced, and broad spectrum pesticides were either restricted in their usage, grapes were removed from the label, or were banned completely. In the recent past, we have seen more choices in fungicides and insecticides come on the market, but the trend is now toward less toxic and narrower spectrum pesticides.

Eichhorn-Lorenz Phenological Stages

Edith Byrne, Association Program Educator I
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: January 20, 2013

Images of the Eichhorn-Lorenz Phenological Stages
     
Adapted from Eichhorn and Lorenz (1977) and Lorenz (1994)

PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Inflorescence elongating: flowers closely pressed together

Edith Byrne, Association Program Educator I
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: January 12, 2013
PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Inflorescence elongating: flowers closely pressed together

Inflorescence elongating: flowers closely pressed together

PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Inflorescence fully developed: flowers separating

Edith Byrne, Association Program Educator I
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: January 11, 2013
PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Inflorescence fully developed: flowers separating

Inflorescence fully developed: flowers separating

PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Early flowering: 25% of caps fallen

Edith Byrne, Association Program Educator I
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: January 9, 2013
PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Early flowering: 25% of caps fallen

Early flowering: 25% of caps fallen

PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Full flowering: 50% of caps fallen

Edith Byrne, Association Program Educator I
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: January 8, 2013
PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Full flowering: 50% of caps fallen

Full flowering: 50% of caps fallen

PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Late flowering: 80% of caps fallen

Edith Byrne, Association Program Educator I
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: January 7, 2013
PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Late flowering: 80% of caps fallen

Late flowering: 80% of caps fallen

PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Fruit set: young fruits begin to swell, remains of flowers

Edith Byrne, Association Program Educator I
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: January 6, 2013
PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Fruit set: young fruits begin to swell, remains of flowers

Fruit set: young fruits begin to swell, remains of flowers lost

PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Berries small: bunches begin to hang

Edith Byrne, Association Program Educator I
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: January 5, 2013
PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Berries small: bunches begin to hang

Berries small: bunches begin to hang

PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Berries pea-sized: bunches hang

Edith Byrne, Association Program Educator I
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: January 4, 2013
PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Berries pea-sized: bunches hang

Berries pea-sized: bunches hang

PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Beginning of berry touch

Edith Byrne, Association Program Educator I
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: January 3, 2013
PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Beginning of berry touch

Beginning of berry touch

PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Beginning of berry ripening

Edith Byrne, Association Program Educator I
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: January 2, 2013
PHENOLOGICAL STAGES: Beginning of berry ripening

Beginning of berry ripening: beginning of loss of green colour veraison



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LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 28, 2017
10:00am
North Collins, NY

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LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting

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June 28, 2017
3:00pm
Lewiston, NY

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LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting

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July 5, 2017
10:00am
Perrysburg, NY

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