Lake Erie Regional Grape Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Pest Management
  • Vineyard Nutrition
  • Crop Management
  • Market Development
  • Farm Business

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  • Vineyard Consultations
  • Vineyard Notes Newsletter
  • Crop Update Weekly Electronic Newsletter
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • Discounted Conference Registration Fees

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Specialists

The staff of the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is committed to providing grape growers in the Lake Erie Region and beyond with cutting edge, research-based information to help them improve the productivity and sustainability of their vineyards and the quality of the fruit that they produce. We work with researchers and extension staff from Cornell and other institutions to create informative extension materials and programs that help to keep grape growing a viable and profitable industry that enhances the communities of the Lake Erie Region of Western New York. 





Jennifer Russo

Jennifer Russo

Team Leader, Viticulturalist

Areas of Interest: Viticulture

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Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin

Extension Educator, Business Management

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Andy Muza

Andy Muza

Extension Educator

Areas of Interest: Viticulture/Commercial Fruit and Vegetable

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calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Virtual Office Hours

March 30 - June 30, 2020
Mondays:10:00am- Noon, Thursdays: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Come! Join the team for answers to questions, chat about what is going on in your vineyard,or just to say hello!  Remember to bring your own coffee!


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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:

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Guest Speaker- Dr. Katie Gold-Early Season Disease Management

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

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Virtual LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 3, 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- Heather Leach- Spotted Lantern Fly

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

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Announcements

Virtual Coffee Pot Meetings every Wednesday

We are excited to offer Virtual Coffee Pot Meeting for NY and PA Pesticide Recertification Credits.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture approved our Coffee Pot Meeting virtually (online) and, with some modifications. We have been approved to offer one NY and one PA credit for each Coffee Pot Meeting. That is 13 opportunities to receive pesticide recertification credits in 2020!

We will discuss timely viticulture, business management, and integrated pest management. We are also setting up special guest speakers in viticulture and enology from all over the country since traveling isn't an issue with the virtual platforms. We are excited to be able to continue to offer recertification credits for our growers and sad that it will not be in person or with coffee and doughnuts. 

Join us Wednesdays May through July, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time. Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Loaner Sensor Program

The loaner sensor program is an outreach program designed to introduce interested growers to the technology developed by the Efficient Vineyard researchers. It involves a technician from the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program coming out to the farm to install or attach scanners and computers to existing equipment. The subsequent data collection is then completed during normal activity such as pesticide spraying. Once the data is collected it can be sent back to researchers to generate a prescription map. The DualEM soil sensor requires a technician to operate so if you would like to have a soil scan done of your vineyard, please contact the Portland, NY Cornell Extension office and make an appointment.

https://efficientvineyard.com/loaner-sensor-program

LERGP Podcasts- check them out!

http://lergp.com/podcasts/

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