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Current Projects

Final reports and results of our research can found throughout this site. But, because some of our work can span several years to gather information, review and summarize our findings, we want to keep you abreast of our current projects. Check back for updates on our progress. 









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Complete Current Projects Summer Content

Managing Sour Rot in 2019: Fruit Fly Management Program

Last Modified: September 20, 2019

Managing fruit fly populations has been shown to be a critical component of sour rot control in grapes. This article discusses the importance of resistance management when developing an IPM strategy for fruit fly control, and reviews the materials approved for use in grapes for fruit fly control.


Finger Lakes Teaching & Demonstration Vineyard Pruning Weights Winter 2015-2016

Last Modified: February 22, 2016

The Finger Lakes Teaching and Demonstration Vineyard, a partnership between the Finger Lakes Grape Program and Finger Lakes Community College, serves as a place for hands-on learning for students, growers, and the general public. It also provides us with an opportunity to compare an array of grape varieties planted side by side.

Below are listed the average pruning weights for each of the varieties we have planted in the Teaching Vineyard.

Finger Lakes Teaching and Demonstration Vineyard Growth Stages 2015

Gillian Trimber, Viticulture Community Educator
Finger Lakes Grape Program

Last Modified: November 23, 2015
Finger Lakes Teaching and Demonstration Vineyard Growth Stages 2015

The Finger Lakes Teaching and Demonstration Vineyard, a partnership between the Finger Lakes Grape Program and Finger Lakes Community College, serves as a place for hands-on learning for students, growers, and the general public.  It also provides us with an opportunity to compare an array of grape varieties planted side by side.

Here, you can see data on when each cultivar we have planted reached bud break, veraison, and harvest in the 2015 season. 



FIFRA 2(ee) Recommendations Available for Grape Rootworm Insecticides in NY

Tim Weigle, Team Leader, Statewide Grape IPM Specialist
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: January 29, 2015

In conjunction with Greg Loeb, Professor, Department of Entomology, NYSAES, two replicated spray trials using 4 insecticides currently registered for use on grapes in New York State (Admire Pro, Danitol 2.4 EC, Leverage 360 and Sniper) were conducted by NYS IPM Program and LERGP staff in grower vineyards in the Lake Erie region.

Using NEWA Resources in a Vineyard IPM Strategy

Tim Weigle, Team Leader, Statewide Grape IPM Specialist
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

Last Modified: March 7, 2013
Using NEWA Resources in a Vineyard IPM Strategy

Historically, control practices for vineyard pests in the eastern United States were made based on the calendar or on a growth stage such as bud break, bloom or verasion using materials with a broad spectrum of activity. This was a fairly straightforward approach to pest management, and for many years this type of spray program was very effective. However, as the nation became more conscious of pesticide use, the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) was introduced, and broad spectrum pesticides were either restricted in their usage, grapes were removed from the label, or were banned completely. In the recent past, we have seen more choices in fungicides and insecticides come on the market, but the trend is now toward less toxic and narrower spectrum pesticides.



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