Finger Lakes Grape Program Enrollment

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

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  • Vineyard Consultations
  • Finger Lakes Vineyard Update
  • Semi-monthly Finger Lakes Vineyard Notes
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • Discounted Conference Registration Fees

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Event Offers DEC Credits

Event Details


February 2 - February 23, 2021


7:00pm-9:30pm, Exam 6:00pm-10:00pm


Cornell Cooperative Extension-Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424


CCE Ontario County
Nancy Anderson (ext 427)/ Russ Welser (ext 436)

2021 Pesticide Training and Recertification Series

February 2 - February 23, 2021

2021 Pesticide Training and Recertification Series

Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021; Exam Tuesday, March 2, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Exam: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$225.00 for certification which includes the training manuals and all 4 classes. 
Does not include the $100.00 exam fee. Recertification is $40.00/person/class.

Contact for Info/Registration:
Cornell Cooperative Extension-Ontario County, 585-394-3977 x 427 or x 436 or 

email or 

Registration form is available on the website

Brief Description of Meeting:
Anyone interested in obtaining a pesticide certification and meets the DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) experience / education requirements OR current applicators seeking pesticide recertification credits should attend. 2.5 recertification core credits will be available for each class. Due to COVID-19, each class size is limited to 15 with social distancing and mask wearing will be required. An Assumption of Risk will also need to be signed each week.

2021 Pesticide Flyer. (PDF; 1263KB)

Upcoming Events

EnoCert 202: Tasting Room Sales Strategies

January 25, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Most consumers' first contact with the New York wine industry is in a tasting room, so understanding their interests, motivations, and educational needs is key to promoting the industry as a whole and increasing individual sales. In this course, participants will learn how to engage guests to create a fun and profitable tasting room experience.

More information can be found at

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EnoCert 101: Intro to Viticulture & Enology

January 26 - January 27, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course will cover the basics of grape growing from the ground up. Through live interactive lectures, participants will understand how vineyard site, climate, and trellising systems impact grape production and quality. Participants will also expand their understanding of production steps for specific wine types. Upon completing this course, attendees will learn how different wine types (white, red, ros?, sparkling) are produced, and the key decisions that need to be made to influence wine style.

More information at

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2021 Pesticide Training and Recertification Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 2 - February 23, 2021
7:00pm-9:30pm, Exam 6:00pm-10:00pm
Canandaigua, NY

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B.E.V. NY 2021 Sponsorships

Because B.E.V. NY will be held as a virtual conference with no trade show in 2021, we are providing a greater number of sponsorship opportunities for those companies and organizations that would like to be a part of this year's event. Please click here for a summary of the different sponsorship and advertising levels we are offering this year.

If you have questions or would like to discuss other options, please contact Hans Walter-Peterson at

Spotted Lanternfly Found in Ithaca, NY

A population of spotted lanternfly (SLF) has been found in Ithaca, New York, just off the Cornell University campus.

They were found on their favorite host plant, another invasive species, tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima). However, SLF also feeds on many other trees and plants, which, unfortunately, includes grapevines. With New York State's important Finger Lakes grape-growing region and wine industries so close to Ithaca, state agencies and pest-control experts are particularly concerned about this pest's impact in the region.