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January 2018

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February 2018

2018 Pesticide Training and Re-certification Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 5 - March 5, 2018
7:00 pm-9:00 pm (Exam 6:30 pm- 11:00 pm)
Canandaugia, NY


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.

Core Training for Private Pesticide Applicator Certification

February 19, 2018
1:00 pm- 5:00pm
Penn Yan, NY


This course will cover the information needed to take the private pesticide applicator core exam with break-out sessions available for select category training. Private certification covers a person applying restricted use pesticides to property that they or their employer owns or rents. This is not a 30-hour course

Core Training for Private Pesticide Applicator Certification

February 22, 2018
1:00 pm- 5:00pm
Penn Yan, NY


This course will cover the information needed to take the private pesticide applicator core exam with break-out sessions available for select category training. Private certification covers a person applying restricted use pesticides to property that they or their employer owns or rents. This is not a 30-hour course.

B.E.V. NY 2018

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 28 - March 2, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Henrietta, NY

B.E.V. NY 2018

B.E.V. NY 2018 is almost here! Register now at http://www.bevny.org!


March 2018

No Events Scheduled at this Time



April 2018

Northern Grapes Project Webinar: Implementing NEWA Weather and Pest Model Information.

April 10, 2018
12pm


The NEWA weather network has brought disease and insect forecasting models to grape producers in New York for the past 20+ years. NEWA's expansion to Midwestern and New England states now offers producers in these states access to the same forecasting models. Find out how you can use NEWA to improve your insect and disease management practices.

Webinar: Automated Evaluation of Grape Breeding Progeny to Reduce the Phenotyping Bottleneck

April 19, 2018
2:00 PM


Learn how VitisGen researchers are developing methods of more rapidly and objectively screening mapping populations. This webinar is presented as part of the VitisGen2 project.

Registration Link: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JcZUZucsQOu36awfFF_79Q


May 2018

Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 1, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bluff Point, NY


Our first tailgate meeting of 2018 will take place at Simmons Vineyard (hosted by Daren and Julie Simmons) on Keuka Lake.

DEC Region 8 Fit Testing

May 15 - May 17, 2018
Call for an Appointment
Canandaigua, NY


Counties served: Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates

New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Heath (NYCAMH) is please to provide respirator fit testing clinics in your region in 2018.

During the clinics NYCAMH will provide medical evaluations; respirator fit tests; and WPS compliant training's on how to properly inspect, put on, take off, fit, seal check, use, clean, maintain, and store respirators.
Clinic appointments are one hour long, and groups of 4 workers can be seen at a time. Medical evaluations, fit tests, and training's are available in both English and Spanish.

If you are unable to attend the clinic in your DEC region you may schedule an appointment at another clinic location. 

Finger Lakes Spring Grape IPM Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 15, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Lodi, NY


Come hear updates on weed and insect management, and more, and then enjoy dinner and social time with fellow growers.

This year's meeting will be held at Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery in Lodi, NY on May 15, 2018 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM. Dinner will be provided, so registration is required. There is no charge for 2018 FLGP enrollees.

Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 29, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Naples, NY


Our second tailgate meeting of 2018 will take place on May 29 at Randall Standish Vineyards in Naples.


June 2018

Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 12, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Dundee, NY


Our third tailgate meeting of 2018 will take place on June 12th at Harry Humphreys Farm in Dundee.

Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 26, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Geneva, NY


Our fourth tailgate meeting of 2018 will take place on June 26 at Ravines Wine Cellar, in Geneva.


July 2018

Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 10, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Hammondsport, NY


Our fifth tailgate meeting of 2018 will take place on July 10 at Bully Hill Vineyards in Hammondsport, NY

DEC Region 8 Fit Testing

July 16 - July 17, 2018
Call for an Appointment
Dundee, NY


Counties served: Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates.

The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Heath (NYCAMH) is please to provide respirator fit testing clinics in your region in 2018.

During the clinics NYCAMH will provide medical evaluations; respirator fit tests; and WPS compliant training's on how to properly inspect, put on, take off, fit, seal check, use, clean, maintain, and store respirators.

Clinic appointments are one hour long, and groups of 4 workers;can be seen at a time. Medical evaluations, fit tests, and training's are available in both English and Spanish.

If you are unable to attend the clinic in your DEC region you may schedule an appointment at another clinic location.

Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 24, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
North Rose, NY


Our sixth tailgate meeting of 2018 will take place on July 24 at Smith Brothers Farm in North Rose.


August 2018

Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 7, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Burdett, NY


Our seventh tailgate meeting of 2018 will take place on August 7 at Hobbs/Selbach Vineyard in Burdett.

Lake Erie Regional Grape Program Summer Growers' Conference

August 15, 2018
9 am-3:30 pm
Portland, NY

Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 21, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ovid, NY


Our eighth tailgate, and final tailgate meeting of 2018 will take place on August 21 at Hosmer Winery near Ovid, NY.

FLGP Field Meeting

August 28, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Lodi, NY


Dr. Justine Vanden Heuvel and the FLGP will be presenting information from some recent projects. Topics will include differential harvesting based on NDVI imaging, mycorrhizal fungi to improve root function in grapevines, under-vine cover crops, and site and clone influences on Riesling. We will present research wines from both the differential harvest and clonal projects during the meeting as well.


September 2018

USDA-ARS Apple, Grape, and Tart Cherry Germplasm Collection Tour

September 15, 2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Geneva, NY


The Clonal collection of Plant Genetic Resources Unit, USDA-ARS, Geneva, NY is pleased to announce the annual tour on September 15, 2018, Saturday (Third Saturday of September every year) from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.


October 2018

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November 2018

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December 2018

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Upcoming Events

Variable Rate Shoot Thinning Demonstration

May 24, 2019
12:00 PM
Branchport, NY

Terry Bates, director of the multi-state Efficient Vineyard project, will be in Branchport this Friday, May 24, to demonstrate a variable rate shoot thinning system that uses NDVI sensor data to change the rate of shoot thinning on the fly. This work is being done in preparation for the Shaulis Symposium Field Tour this summer, which will feature several new and emerging vineyard technologies during the tour.

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Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 28, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Our second tailgate meeting of 2019 will take place on May 28 at James Hicks Vineyard in Naples.
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Announcements

Katie Gold Named New Grape Pathologist

Katie Gold has been named as the new assistant professor of Grape Disease Ecology and Epidemiology at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva. Katie is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Upon completion of her Ph.D., she will conduct postdoctoral research at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in California from August 2019 through January 2020. While at JPL, Katie will gain experience with the latest hardware and software for remote imaging with future application to digital agriculture and grape production. She will begin her tenure-track assistant professor position on February 1, 2020 with responsibilities that are 60% research and 40% extension.

Her research and extension seminars were on the topics of "Hyperspectral systems for pre-symptomatic potato disease detection" and "Agricultural sensors in Grape IPM", highlighting some of the tools and approaches that she will bring to the position. Katie is already setting up collaborations for her grape work in New York and plans to attend the American Society for Enology and Viticulture - Eastern Section Meeting in Geneva this July.


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