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Research

ResearchWelcome to Viticulture research in the Lake Erie Grape Production Region.

Along Lake Erie's Southeast shoreline, the land in New York and Pennsylvania quickly rises over 700 feet to the Allegheny Plateau. Sandwiched between the temperature moderating waters of Lake Erie and the 700 foot earthen wall sits a narrow band of land ideal for agricultural fruit production in the Northeastern, U.S. Although also home to the production of peaches, cherries, apples, blueberries, and other fruit crops, agriculture in the region is dominated by grape production with Concord as the main variety. Viticulture research at the Cornell Vineyard Laboratory focuses on improving grape production in this unique region.





Most Recent Research Summer Content

Local Grower Assists in the Development of Technology for the Lake Erie Concord

Last Modified: July 27, 2017

One of the goals of the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is to ensure that the research they conduct is useful to grape growers. One way to ensure this happens is to incorporate grower participation into any research project from the very beginning. 

Coffee, Donuts and Variable Rate Shoot Thinning - All Part of Efficient Vineyard

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

Last Modified: July 19, 2017
Coffee, Donuts and Variable Rate Shoot Thinning - All Part of Efficient Vineyard

Dr. Terry Bates of the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program (LERGP) at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory (CLEREL) was host to an "on-the-fly" variable rate demonstration at the Wednesday, May 10, 2017 LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting. 

GPS Technology in Local Vineyards

Kevin Martin, Extension Educator, Business Management
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: July 19, 2017
GPS Technology in Local Vineyards

Kevin Martin, from the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program (Penn State University), is currently creating baseline economic data to provide regional grape growers with commercialization strategies for spatial vineyard management.





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Upcoming Events

LERGP 25 YEARS Summer Conference

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 11, 2017
9:00am-4:00pm
Portland, NY

2017 Lake Erie Regional Grape Program Summer Growers’ Conference

August 11, 2017
Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory
6592 West Main Road, Portland, NY 14769

Agenda

7:30 AM Tradeshow set up begins

8:30 AM Registration and Tradeshow open

9:00 AM Welcome Tim Weigle

9:10 to 9:45 AM Using the Grape Berry Moth Model on NEWA
Tim Weigle, NYS IPM Program and Andy Muza, LERGP, Penn State

9:45 to 10:15 AM Managing Resistance and Late Season Fungicide Applications
Bryan Hed, LERGP, Penn State

10:15 to 10:45 AM Insect Update
Jody Timer, LERGP, Penn State

10:45 to 11:45 AM Update on Changes in the Worker Protection Standard Regulations
Michael Nierenberg, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

11:45 to Noon Excellence in IPM Award Presentation ??" Jennifer Grant

Noon to 1:30 PM Lunch and Visit Tradeshow

1:30 to 2:00 PM Precision Vineyard Imaging
Dr. Stephen Nuske, Carnegie Melon University

2:00 to 2:30PM Variable Rate Shoot Thinning The Hows and Whys
Jackie Dresser and Rhiann Jakubowski, Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

2:30 to 3:00 PM “Efficient Vineyard” SCRI Project Update
Terry Bates, LERGP, CLEREL Director

3:00 to 3:30 PM Economics of Using Cover Crops
Kevin Martin, LERGP, Penn State

3:30 to 4:00 PM Efficient Vineyard Project
James Taylor, New Castle University

4:00 PM Adjourn
Come celebrate 25 years with LERGP at the Summer Grower Conference.
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2017 LERGP Celebrating 25 Years Open House

August 12, 2017
10:00am-03:00pm
Portland, NY

We would like to open our doors to the community and surrounding areas to share what we do here at the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory. LERGP is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and we hope you will be part of it. Stop in to see presentations of our current work and take a tour of the farm.
We will be having hayride tours of the farm and a free hot dog lunch!

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Announcements

OPEN HOUSE at LERGP at CLEREL

Have you ever wondered what we do at the Lake Erie Research & Extension Laboratory? Then, come find out! We are having an Open House on August 12th from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
We will have hayride vineyard tours with educational stations, and a free hot dog and hamburger lunch for all.

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