Lake Erie Grape belt low temperatures in Feb 2015 reached -19 to -29 degrees F and this has caused variable damage to fruiting buds of grapevines. Viticulture Specialist, Luke Haggerty, and the CLEREL staff are evaluating the extent of bud damage from several vineyards across the region.
LERGP Winter Conference Series- 2 Virtual -1 In Person
December 9, 2022
February 9, 2023
March 16, 2023
2023 NYSDEC How to Get Certified Course
March 23, 2023
This course is to prepare you for the pesticide applicator exam scheduled for March 30, 2023, to be held at CLEREL.
Westfield Maid Coop Takes FIRST PlaceWestfield Maid Cooperative, one of the largest and oldest marketing grower cooperatives based in the Lake Erie grape growing region, won the top prize in the best new beverage category for its "Good n' Grapey" Concord grape juice pouches, aimed at supplying school cafeterias. Westfield Maid, the state's first New York State Grown & Certified juice processor, was part of the 2019 "Grape-to-School" pilot program that aimed to bring New York-grown Concord grape juice to select school districts across the state. Its pilot product used foil-topped plastic juice cups, which often required storage in schools' already limited freezer space. The new juice pouches are shelf-stable with colorful branding designed to encourage more kids to drink Concord grape juice.
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Spotted Lanternfly Public Service AnnouncementPlease take a look at this PSA on YouTube. It is narrated by our very own Jennifer Phillips Russo.
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