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Grape - Winter Content

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT   •   CULTURAL PRACTICES   •   IPM   •   VINE NUTRITION & SOILS


Year of Planting · Water Management

Can You Afford Not To Do Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

As the growing season approaches it is a great time to start putting the finishing touches on your Vineyard IPM Strategy. To assist you with this article (reprinted in part from the Proceedings and Program of Viticulture 2010) provides links to some of the resources that are available, and those that are being developed, to assist grape growers in implementing IPM.

While reviewing the list these resources it is important to note that many of these resources will be eliminated or greatly curtailed if funding for the NYS IPM Program is not reinstated. For those who have written letters to your state politicians, thank you! The initial flush of letters has been received and has made an impact in the NY State Senate. It would be helpful if members of the NYS Assembly and Senate were reminded with a second wave of letters during the budget negotiations currently underway. Those resources that would be lost if funding is not restored for the NYS IPM Program include; NEWA, NYS IPM Web site (currently houses Fact Sheets, Grape IPM In the Northeast, Trac Grape and the Production Guide for Organic Grapes.

A great place to start, and a key component in developing a Vineyard IPM strategy, is to become familiar with the life cycle of a pest, and the conditions which favor its development. A good starting point would be the NYS IPM Fact Sheets for Grapes series

http://nysipm.cornell.edu/factsheets/grapes/default.asp

While you cannot control the weather, the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) provides you with free access to weather stations across New York State as well as some surrounding states. NEWA collects temperature, rainfall, leaf wetness and relative humidity data for use in disease and insect models to provide the grape industry near real time information on what could be happening in the vineyard.

http://newa.cornell.edu/

A picture is worth a thousand words and the Production and Pest Management Videos found on YouTube provides a look at how scouting operations are conducted as well as many more vineyard production practices. This is an excellent tool to learn more about a production practice before implementing it the vineyard.

http://www.youtube.com/LERGPvids

Knowing the latest in materials, IPM practices and varietal susceptibility for specific diseases, copper and sulfur is the best way to plan a vineyard IPM strategy. The NY & PA Pest Management Guidelines for Grapes provides information on a products mode of action to assist in planning a resistance management strategy. The New York and Pennsylvania Pest Management Guidelines for Grapes is updated annually by research and extension staff from Cornell and Penn State Universities.

http://ipmguidelines.org/grapes

The 2010 Production Guide for Organic Grapes is not just for those who are looking at the organic grape market. The guide, funded in part by NYS Ag & Markets, contains information that should be of interest to anyone growing grapes in the Northeastern United States.

http://nysipm.cornell.edu/organic_guide/grapes.pdf

Check out the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program website for economic worksheets developed as companion pieces for the production videos found on YouTube. These worksheets provide the means to compare costs between production practices currently in use in a vineyard, proposed production practices and the actual cost of implementing the practice.

http://lergp.cce.cornell.edu/

The Cornell Fruit Resources for Grape home page provides links to a little bit of everything needed to develop a vineyard IPM strategy from an Interactive NY Vineyard Site Evaluation System to articles on management of disease or insect pests.

http://www.fruit.cornell.edu/grapes.html

Recordkeeping is extremely important in a vineyard IPM program and TracGrape Software is designed specifically for grape growers to record pest management applications on a block by block basis and develop the paperwork necessary to keep reporting agencies and processors happy. And it is still available free of charge from the New York State IPM Program.

http://www.fruit.cornell.edu/grape/index.html

Grape IPM in the Northeast is a collection of information on developing and implementing a vineyard IPM strategy. Pertinent fact sheets and bulletins can be found in one stop by going to;

http://nysipm.cornell.edu/publications/grapeman/default.asp

For more information on how IPM fits into your vineyard management strategy feel free to contact Tim Weigle at 716.792.2800 ext 203 or thw4@cornell.edu.


Upcoming Events

2024 LERGP Winter Grape Grower Conference

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 14, 2024
Fredonia, NY

Winter Grower Conference

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2024 NYSDEC How to Get Certified Course

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April 4, 2024 : NYSDEC How to Get Certified Training Course and Exam Registration
Portland, NY

NYSDEC training course in preparation to take the pesticide applicator exam

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LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting #1 -Special Spotted Lanternfly Focus

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May 1, 2024 : LERGP Coffee Pot Meeting
North East, PA

Come learn how to manage SLF when it arrives.  Discussion will be centered around Spotted Lanternfly research, management, experience and best practice for dealing with new and established infestations.  Lunch is provided today.

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Announcements

NYWGF visits the Chautauqua Region

The New York Wine & Grape Foundation, led by Executive Director Sam Filler, is thrilled to announce their upcoming visit to your region this April!

During this visit, NWYGF will host an information session about programs affecting our industry. As you may know, NYWGF is sponsoring a Vineyard Survey aimed at gathering accurate and insightful data about grape growing in New York. If you are a grape grower or wine maker in the state, your input is crucial in shaping the future of funding and promotion for the industry. By participating in the survey, you will be contributing valuable data that will help inform decisions about the industry's future growth. We invite you to learn more about the Vineyard Survey, how you can help by providing your data, and how the results will be shared and will support the industry.



The NYWGF team will also be sharing information about our valuable membership benefits and services, as well as giving you an overview of the New York Sustainable Winegrowing Program. The New York Sustainable Winegrowing Program provides a clear pathway for vineyards to achieve certification by implementing regionally defined sustainability standards.

To make the visit even more valuable, a free lunch will be provided.

This is an amazing opportunity to learn more about the exciting developments happening in New York's wine and grape industry. NYWGF is thankful to our partner, American National Insurance, for making this visit possible. This public-private partnership showcases the impact that we can have when we work together towards a common goal.

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. 
https://lergp.cce.cornell.edu/cultural_practices.php?season=summer
https://lergp.cce.cornell.edu/business_management.php?season=winter


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.

https://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/grapes/how-h-2a-is-working-out-in-the-vineyard/

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