Jennifer RussoTeam Leader, Viticulturalist
6592 West Main Road
Portland NY 14769
phone 716-792-2800 ext 204
Areas of Interest
Graduated from The State University of New York at Fredonia with both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees. Her career has been focused on environmental issues and sustainability. She is excited to meet growers and looks forward to helping them get the best out of their vines.
LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #10
July 6, 2022
Come join us for discussion on pertinent and timely vineyard topics and issues. Enjoy good company, coffee and donuts!
H-2A Informational Program
July 11, 2022
Come learn about H-2A regulations and the filing process from special speakers and growers who have experience with it.
LERGP JULY Virtual Evening Coffee Pot Meeting
July 13, 2022
Please come join the LERGP team for discussion on your vineyards. NY and PA pesticide credits have been applied for.
The NY Concord Grape Innovation Award CompetitionThe New York Concord Grape Innovation Award is a competition focused on a traditional crop with more than 200 years of history in New York and stimulating the innovation needed for the development of new products and markets for this important commodity.
Innovation awards, totaling over $100,000 in cash prizes and packages of expert support, will be given to companies or organizations that develop innovative concord grape-based products that substantially increase demand and utilization of New York-grown concord grapes.
The competition is organized by the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech.
Variable rate fruit thinning video on MyEVhttps://www.efficientvineyard.com/blog/variable-rate-fruit-thinning-for-concord-crop-load-balance
Assess Your Freeze DamageAssess 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 MeetingsYou 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 AvailableHand 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.