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Grapes

Grapes Grapes are thought to have been first cultivated more than 7,000 years ago near present-day Iran. New York ranks third in wine and grape production in the U.S. (California and Washington are the top two). The 2012 Census of Agriculture reports that there are about 1200 farms with about 36,000 acres of land dedicated to grape production in New York State. Greater than half of these farms produce grapes on less than 25 acres. Eastern New York, a relative newcomer to commercial grape production, has 650 acres under cultivation.

There are four major wine producing regions in New York (Lake Erie, Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, and Long Island). These areas are officially recognized by the Federal Tax and Trade Bureau. Improvement in cold hardiness of grape cultivars and increased consumer interest in local wine production has allowed wine trails in non-traditional grape regions to flourish (e.g. Lake Champlain Region). A small amount of acreage is even being devoted to table grapes.

The total New York grape crop value was estimated at $52.3 million at the time of the census. Grapes processed into juice accounted for 62% of the total production, with the remaining 36% and 2% going to wine and fresh market respectively.

For more information about grape production, please visit the Cornell Grape website at http://www.fruit.cornell.edu/grape/index.htm.

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Apple IPM :: Basics for Orchard Employees

January 10, 2020
Ballston Spa, NY

Complete Grapes Content

Onion and Seed Corn Maggot Concerns in a Cold, Wet Spring

Crystal Stewart-Courtens, Extension Vegetable Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: April 18, 2018

Last year we saw a lot of problems with root feeding damage from maggots early in the season, which has growers on edge about pest pressure this year. Seed corn maggots can damage a variety of crops, and in previous years have been observed on everything from sunflower shoots in the greenhouse to pea seedlings and onion transplants in the field. Onion maggots are more particular, and will only feed on allium hosts.


Eastern Promises: Appellations and Precision

Jim Meyers, Viticulture Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: April 13, 2018
Eastern Promises: Appellations and Precision

Quanitfying drivers of diversity in Eastern New York


NEWA Workshop Program Key Takeaways

Last Modified: April 6, 2018
NEWA Workshop Program Key Takeaways

ENYCHP hosted a NEWA training workshop in Voorheesville in April 2018. Here are some of the main takeaways from the training.


2018 Eastern New York Fruit & Vegetable Conference Vegetable Presentations

Last Modified: April 2, 2018
2018 Eastern New York Fruit & Vegetable Conference Vegetable Presentations

Presentations from the 2018 ENYCHP Eastern New York Fruit & Vegetable Conference held February 20th and 21st for the vegetable sections. 

Grape Insurance

Elizabeth Higgins, Business Management Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: November 10, 2017

Labeled Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in New York Berries

Last Modified: June 22, 2017

A Quick Guide to Labeled Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in New York Berry Crops

Compiled by Greg Loeb, Laura McDermott, Peter Jentsch, Tess Grasswitz, & Juliet Carroll, Cornell University. Updated regularly.

2017 Grape Disease Control

Anna Wallis, Tree Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: May 31, 2017

Wayne Wilcox has updated his annual Grape Disease Control manifesto. The document is available here.

Eastern NY Grape Industry Growth Prompts Marketing Initiatives,Specialist Hiring

Anne Mills, Field Technician
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: April 18, 2017
Eastern NY Grape Industry Growth Prompts Marketing Initiatives,Specialist Hiring

Eastern New York grape and wine industry growth is sparking innovative marketing initiatives and the hiring of a new regional grape specialist.

2017 NENY & VT Winter Grape School Presentations

Anna Wallis, Tree Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: March 16, 2017

Presentations from the the Northeastern NY & VT Winter Grape School held March 9, 2017 in Lake George.


Bird Damage in Tree Fruits

Anne Mills, Field Technician
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: February 27, 2017

Frugivorous birds impose significant costs on tree fruit growers through direct consumption of fruit and
grower efforts to manage birds.We documented factors that influenced tree fruit bird damage from 2012
through 2014 with a coordinated field study in Michigan, New York, and Washington. For sweet cherries,
percent bird damage was higher in 2012 compared to 2013 and 2014, in Michigan and New York
compared toWashington, and in blocks with more edges adjacent to non-sweet cherry land-cover types.
These patterns appeared to be associated with fruit abundance patterns; 2012 was a particularly lowyield
year for tree fruits in Michigan and New York and percent bird damage was high. In addition,
percent bird damage to sweet and tart cherries in Michigan was higher in landscapes with low to
moderate forest cover compared to higher forest cover landscapes. 'Honeycrisp' apple blocks under
utility wires were marginally more likely to have greater bird damage compared to blocks without wires.
We recommend growers prepare bird management plans that consider the spatial distribution of fruit
and non-fruit areas of the farm. Growers should generally expect to invest more in bird management in
low-yield years, in blocks isolated from other blocks of the same crop, and in blocks where trees can
provide entry to the crop for frugivorous birds.

Bird Damage Q&A

Anne Mills, Field Technician
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: February 27, 2017

Is it OK to deploy kestrel nesting boxes in areas where there are red tail hawks?
Yes, we deploy boxes where there are red-tailed hawks. RTHAs are essentially everywhere so we can't avoid areas where they live.

Can a person raise and distribute American kestrels?
There are likely all types of regulations about this type of thing, if it's even possible, given that kestrels are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Crop Insurance for Grape Growers

Anne Mills, Field Technician
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: February 27, 2017

This slideshow was presented at the 2017 winter grape school in Kingston, NY. 

Installing and Monitoring American Kestrel Nest Boxes in Orchards

Anne Mills, Field Technician
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: February 27, 2017

Installing and Monitoring American Kestrel
Nest Boxes in Orchards by Megan Shave, Michigan State University

Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

Anne Mills, Field Technician
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: February 27, 2017

This is a slideshow about non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program(NAP)

NAP Covers:
•Crops grown commercially
•against production losses due to damaging weather, adverse natural occurrences and related conditions
•Which are not insured by Risk Management Agency Insurance programs
•Except for Pilot & Written Policies
•During the coverage period
•Starts on December 20th
•Ends on November 20th

Grapevine Nutrition & Vineyard Nutrient Management

Anne Mills, Field Technician
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: February 21, 2017
Grapevine Nutrition & Vineyard Nutrient Management

2017 Hudson Valley Fruit School presentation by: 

Lailiang Cheng
Department of Horticulture
Cornell University

HVRL Vineyard Update

Anne Mills, Field Technician
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: February 21, 2017
HVRL Vineyard Update

Presentation by:

Dana Acimovic
ViticulturalHorticulturalist
Cornell Hudson Valley Research Lab



2016 Spider Mites and Dry Hot Weather

Anna Wallis, Tree Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: August 11, 2016

Given the hot, dry conditions this season and that vines are showing drought stress, it is extra important to be scouting for spider mites right now. Here is a brief note from Greg Loeb, Cornell Entomology, summarizing the issues and providing recommendations.



2016 Grape Disease Control

Anna Wallis, Tree Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: May 18, 2016

Wayne Wilcox has updated his Grape Disease Control guidelines for the 2016 season. You can access the document here!

2016 NENY & VT Winter Grape School Presentations

Anna Wallis, Tree Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: April 5, 2016

Presentations from the Viticulture sessions of the Northeastern NY & VT Winter Grape School held March 17, 2016 in Lake George.

Fruit School 2016 - Andy Senesac's Vineyard Weed Managemtent Presentation

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: March 25, 2016

Fruit School 2016 - FROST BLANKETS FOR TENDER VINIFERA

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: March 25, 2016

Fruit School 2016 - Grapevine Leaf roller & Grape Mealy bugs

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: March 25, 2016

Fruit School 2016 -GRAPE BERRY MOTH PRESENTATION

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: March 25, 2016

Vineyard Pest Management - Webinar Recording 5/13/15

Anna Wallis, Tree Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: May 14, 2015

One of the biggest challenges of managing a vineyard is controlling disease.  In this webinar, Wayne Wilcox and Andrew Landers provide essential information for vineyard disease management and pesticide application.

In this 2-hr webinar, Wayne Wilcox discusses major vineyard diseases, Integrated Pest management (IPM) Strategies, and resources available to guide you. Andrew Landers provides information about effective pesticide application, including sprayer calibration.




Navigating the NYS DEC: How to Get Your Certified Pesticide Applicator License

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: May 13, 2015

As a grape grower in the Northeast, one of your biggest challenges is combating the insects, diseases, and other pests invading your vineyard. Although you do not need a license to purchase or use some pesticides, obtaining your certified pesticide applicator license will give you access to more materials that you can add to your pest combatting-arsenal.


2015 Grape Disease Control

Anna Wallis, Tree Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: May 11, 2015

Wayne Wilcox has updated his Grape Disease Control guidelines for 2015.  

2014 Veraison to Harvest Issue #10 (pdf)

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: November 24, 2014

2014 Veraison to Harvest #10 (pdf)

From Official Disaster to Region of the Year: Just another New York Wine Season (Gerling)
Big Berries Fuel Concord Harvest (Martinson)
Fruit Chemistry Trends: 2010-2014
Radical Leaf Removal around Bloom to Reduce Cluster Compactness in Riesling (Persico & Martinson)
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2014 Veraison to Harvest Issue #7 (pdf)

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: November 24, 2014

2014 Veraison to Harvest #7 (pdf)

Around New York (Martinson, Haggerty, O'Connell, Wise & Tarleton, Walter-Peterson)
2014 Lake Erie Concord Update (Bates)
Harvest at the V&B Lab: Winemaking Activities in Geneva (Gerling)
Fruit Maturation Report – 10/07/2014
Class Trip to Long Island (Vanden Heuvel)

2014 Veraison to Harvest Issue #8 (pdf)

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: November 24, 2014

2014 Veraison to Harvest #8 (pdf)

Around New York (Martinson, Haggerty, O'Connell, Wise & Tarleton, Walter-Peterson)
Marquette and Frontenac Plots Harvested at Clayton (Martinson & Particka)
Fruit Maturation Report – 10/14/2014

2014 Veraison to Harvest Issue #9 (pdf)

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: November 24, 2014

2014 Veraison to Harvest #9 (pdf)

Around New York (Martinson, Haggerty, O'Connell, Wise & Tarleton, Walter-Peterson)
Towards Green Wines (Chris Gerling)
Fruit Maturation Report – 10/21/2014
More on Marquette: Shaded versus Exposed Clusters on the Same Vines (Martinson & Particka)

2014 Veraison to Harvest Issue #6 (pdf)

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: October 6, 2014


2014 Veraison to Harvest #6 (pdf)

https://grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/sites/grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/Veraison-To-Harvest-2014-Issue-6.pdf
In this issue…
• Around New York (Martinson, Haggerty, O'Connell, Wise & Tarleton, Walter-Peterson)
• 2014 Lake Erie Concord Update (Bates)
• Winery Safety Series: Noise Exposure and Hearing Loss Prevention (Schmitt and Mansfield)
• Fruit Maturation Report – 9/30/2014
• Iron deficiency in Catawba: High pH Soils (Martinson)

2014 Veraison to Harvest Issue #5 (pdf)

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: September 26, 2014


2014 Veraison to Harvest #5 (pdf)
http://grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/sites/grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/Veraison-To-Harvest-2014-Issue-5.pdf

• Around New York (Martinson, Haggerty, O'Connell, Wise & Tarleton, Walter-Peterson)
• 2014 Lake Erie Concord Update (Bates)
• Project Focus: Grape Virologists Visit Long Island (Martinson)
• Fruit Maturation Report – 9/16/2014
• Research Vineyard at Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center (Martinson)

2014 Veraison to Harvest Issue #4 (pdf)

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: September 22, 2014


2014 Veraison to Harvest #4 (pdf):
https://grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/sites/grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/Veraison-To-Harvest-2014-Issue-4.pdf
In this issue…
• Around New York (Martinson, Haggerty, O'Connell, Wise & Tarleton, Walter-Peterson)
• 2014 Lake Erie Concord Update (Bates)
• Introduction to Winery Safety (Schmitt & Mansfield)
• Fruit Maturation Report – 9/16/2014
• Marquette and Frontenac Fruit Composition at Clayton (Particka and Martinson

2014 Veraison to Harvest Issue #3 (pdf)

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: September 17, 2014


2014 Veraison to Harvest #3 (pdf):
https://grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/sites/grapesandwine.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/Veraison-To-Harvest-2014-Issue-3.pdf

In this issue…
• Around New York (Martinson, Haggerty, O'Connell, Wise & Tarleton, Walter-Peterson)
• 2014 Lake Erie Concord Update (Bates)
• Assessing the 2014 Winemaking Season (Gerling)
• Fruit Maturation Report – 9/9/2014
• Marquette and Frontenac Fruit Composition at Clayton (Particka and Martinson)

2014 Veraison to Harvest Issue #2 (pdf)

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: September 8, 2014

2014 Veraison to Harvest #2 (pdf):
In this issue…
• Around New York (Martinson, Haggerty, O'Connell, Wise & Tarleton, Walter-Peterson)
• 2014 Lake Erie Concord Update (Bates)
• Understanding and Managing Sour Rot (Wilcox)
• Fruit Maturation Report – 9/2/2014
• Jim O'Connell: Our newest contributor to Veraison to Harvest (Martinson)

2014 Veraison to Harvest Issue #1 (pdf)

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: September 4, 2014

Veraion to Harvest Issue #1

Veraison to Harvest is a weekly electronic newsletter put out by viticulture and enology extension personnel from Lake Erie, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Finger Lakes. Each issue will hopefully have accurate and up-to-date regional data while giving a statewide perspective as well. V to H begins in early September and concludes in late October.

Hudson Valley Grapes Program Blog

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: August 25, 2014

For important updates, and access to more grape information (fruit school talks, fact sheet links, etc.), check out Jim’s blog: http://blogs.cornell.edu/hudsonvalleygrapes/

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS ANNOUNCES ACTIONS TO ASSIST FARM WINERIES

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: August 19, 2014

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced that, due to harsh winter weather conditions, actions have been taken to protect the state’s farm wineries that were potentially impacted.

Spotted Wing Drosophila Found

Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: July 25, 2014

Positive catch SWD in Ulster County

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Upcoming Events

Introduction to Winter Growing Webinar

January 2, 2020

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Apple IPM :: Basics for Orchard Employees

January 10, 2020
Ballston Spa, NY

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 25, 2020
Albany, NY

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Announcements

Resources from CCE ENYCHP!

We are developing new ways to connect with the CCE ENYCHP team this year! We have a Youtube page located at this link. Check out videos on Table Grape Production, Pest Updates and the 20 Minute Ag Manager - in 4 Minutes series

We have a Facebook Page here as well as an Instagram page. We keep these places updated with current projects, events, and other interesting articles and deadlines.

There are also text alerts available. Fruit and vegetable farmers in 17 Eastern NY counties can now receive real time alerts on high risk disease and pest outbreaks texted directly to their cell phone. The Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture program, which is supported by local Cornell Cooperative Extension associations, will now offer text alerts to those that enroll in our program in 2019. 

The text alerts will be reserved for important crop alerts that could impact management decisions immediately. For instance, if there were an outbreak of Late Blight in the area, this would be transmitted to vegetable growers.

Farmers can choose the crop for which they wish to receive updates. Additionally they can request that Ag Business Alerts be sent to them. These alerts might include due dates for crop insurance deadlines, market opportunities etc.

If you have questions, please contact enychp@cornell.edu


Podcasts

Climate Change Adaptations

September 30, 2019
In this episode regional vegetable specialist Elisabeth Hodgdon interviews University of Vermont PHD student Alissa White about a series of interviews with growers in the north east concerning climate change adaptations.

Listeners can access Alissa White’s climate change adaptation survey report and additional information on the project by clicking on the following link:

https://adaptationsurvey.wordpress.com/results/
Alissa’s project was sponsored by a Northeast SARE Graduate Student Grant (GNE17-163).

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