Lake Erie Regional Grape Program Enrollment

Program Areas

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

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

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Daniel Sprague Jr.

Daniel Sprague Jr.

Field Coordinator

6592 West Main Rd
Portland, NY 14769

phone 716-792-2800

Daniel Sprague Jr.Dan will be responsible for creating and maintaining a research project management system for all current projects; to take a lead role in directing and performing general vineyard, farm and laboratory activities to complete team research objectives; to oversee building maintenance; and to assist with pesticide reporting all while maintaining a safe workplace for staff and visitors as well as protecting the natural environment.<br>Dan is a fourth generation grape grower, and as such, comes to this position with a vast amount of experience. He comes from Perrysburg, NY where he grew up working on a dairy and grape farm. He currently resides in Perrysburg with his wife and family and is the sole proprietor of Dan Sprague Jr. Farms, which consists of 45 acres of Welch contracted Concord grapes. &nbsp;<br>

Upcoming Events

2024 LERGP Spray Program

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 5, 2023

2024 LERGP Spray Program

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Commercial Vehicle Awareness slide presentation

NYS Trooper, Matt Luft, presented on Commercial Vehicle Awareness at CLEREL on Thursday, August 2nd.  He has given us the permission to share his slides for you to reference at your convenience to share with others or to review. Please reference this link.

Straight Talk: Is H-2A Working Out in the Vineyard

Check out the story below.  Our local grower Andy Knight is one of the 3 growers interviewed.

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

LERGP Podcasts- check them out!


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