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

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  • Semi-monthly Finger Lakes Vineyard Notes
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
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Impacts

ImpactsThe Finger Lakes Grape Program continues to make impacts on the growers and agri-business professionals of the grape industry of NY. In addition, the team has ongoing, farther reaching impacts on the consumers of NY grown grapes and the economy of the state.



FLGP 2019 Year in Review

In 1969, Yates County Extension entered into an agreement with Cornell Cooperative Extension to create the Finger Lakes region's Grape Industry Program, later called the Finger Lakes Grape Program. Over the past 50 years, a lot has changed in the industry, but the mission of the Finger Lakes Grape Program has remained the same - providing the region's growers with research-based information that can help to improve the productivity, quality and sustainability of their farms.

This year's annual report provides just a glimpse into a few of the ways that we have been working to fulfill this mission over the past year, including our research on improving ways to manage bindweed and sour rot, two pest management issues that have been increasing in importance in recent years, and our annual B.E.V. NY conference, which continues to grow each year.

We greatly appreciate the support of the county extension associations that support the FLGP, their boards and legislators, our colleagues on the Cornell campus and at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, and most especially from the region's growers. We couldn't do this work without them.

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2020 1st Quarter Report

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2019 4th Quarter Report

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2019 3rd Quarter Report

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2019 Quarter 2 Report

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2019 Quarter 1 Report

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FLGP 2018 Year in Review

Looking back at the 2018 growing season, it's pretty safe to say that nobody in the Finger Lakes is sad to see it in the rear view mirror. Growers and winemakers alike had to rely on every trick up their sleeve to bring in quality fruit this year, and as our colleague Chris Gerling said, they all needed some extra sleeves.

The '2018 Year in Review' highlights just a few of the activities that kept us busy this year, but there were plenty of others beyond what's described here. Whether it was dealing with significant sour rot at harvest, or working with the Department of Ag & Markets after the first identification of spotted lanternfly in the Finger Lakes, or responding to any number of questions and concerns in the field this year, there was plenty to keep us on the move this year. And we're looking forward to more of the same next season!

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2018 Quarter 3 Report

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2018 Quarter 2 Report

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2018 Quarter 1 Report

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2017 FLGP Year in Review

The Finger Lakes Grape Program had another busy year in 2017. We continued our partnership with Finger Lakes Community College at our Teaching & Demonstration Vineyard, held 10 field meetings with growers during the season, ran field trials aimed at improving the quality and profitability of Finger Lakes grapes, and continued to run the NY Grape & Wine Classifieds system, which had more than 400 ads placed on it this year. A big shout out goes to our hard-working summer technician, John Kurtz, who ran the trapping network for this year's Invasive Pest monitoring project and helped out with a number of other field projects this year.

You can learn more about some of the work that we did last year in support of the grape growers in the Finger Lakes in this year's 'Year in Review'. Enjoy!

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2016 Year in Review

The Finger Lakes Grape Program had another busy year in 2016. Between organizing another successful B.E.V. NY conference, hosting 10 Tailgate meetings around the region, conducting field trials and continuing our cooperative efforts with Finger Lakes Community College at our Teaching & Demonstration Vineyard, there was a lot going on. Fortunately, we had two great helpers this year in Donald Caldwell and Corrigan Herbert.

You can learn more about some of the work that we did last year in support of the grape growers in the Finger Lakes in this year's 'Year in Review'. Enjoy!

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2015 Year in Review

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2014 Year in Review

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2012 Harvest Issue Newsletter

This newsletter contains a summary of the year's growing season, along with other information about work done by the FLGP on behalf of the Finger Lakes industry.

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2011 Harvest Issue Newsletter

This newsletter contains a summary of the year's growing season, along with other information about work done by the FLGP on behalf of the Finger Lakes industry.

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2010 Harvest Issue Newsletter

This newsletter contains a summary of the year's growing season, along with other information about work done by the FLGP on behalf of the Finger Lakes industry.

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2009 Harvest Issue Newsletter

This newsletter contains a summary of the year's growing season, along with other information about work done by the FLGP on behalf of the Finger Lakes industry.

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2008 Harvest Issue Newsletter

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calendar of events

Upcoming Events

FLGP Virtual Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 9, 2020
4:30 - 6:00 PM

Join FLGP viticulturist Hans Walter-Peterson (and the occasional guest speaker) for any or all of this year's Tailgate Meetings, held every other Tuesday afternoon during the 2020 growing season, starting on June 9 and ending on August 18.

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Extension Answers Questions from the Field

June 16, 2020
4:30 - 5:30 PM

Regional viticulture extension staff will answer grower questions about what's been happening in the field and all things viticulture.

Register at: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAuf--tpjgiGdQdY3QLFP1g2FHWDfxCbkkp
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FLGP Virtual Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 23, 2020
4:30 - 6:00 PM

Join FLGP viticulturist Hans Walter-Peterson (and the occasional guest speaker) for any or all of this year's Tailgate Meetings, held every other Tuesday afternoon during the 2020 growing season, starting on June 9 and ending on August 18.

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Announcements

State Guidance for Farms Regarding COVID-19

New York state has released official guidance specific to farms addressing COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). You can find the document titled "Interim Guidance for Prevention and Response of COVID-19 at Farms" at this link: https://agriculture.ny.gov/interim-guidance-prevention-and-response-covid-19-farms. The document covers: cleaning and disinfection, face coverings, social distancing, high-risk locations, coordination with local health departments, employee health screening, quarantine/isolation, and farm-provided employee housing.

A companion document is a helpful checklist for farms to be sure they have covered every required item: https://agriculture.ny.gov/covid-19-operator-checklist-farms.

Also included is a tipsheet intended for farm workers (https://agriculture.ny.gov/covid-19-prevention-tips-farmworkers). This document is presently in English but should be available in more languages soon, and I recommend that you distribute it to all employees. Please carefully read the last section of the document titled "Empower Yourself," this section informs workers about how to file complaints. Make sure that your business is in full compliance with all federal and state COVID-19-related sick leave and paid family leave requirements and that you are communicating this information to employees, see this post (https://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/2020/04/01/covid-19-employee-leave-and-farm-employers/) for more information.

Virtual Viticulture in 2020

Because of the current restrictions on public gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our grower meetings have transitioned to an online format. Take a look at the Calendar of Events (http://flgp.cce.cornell.edu/events.php) for information on dates, speakers and topics. The FLGP's Tailgate Meetings will have 0.75 pesticide credits available when they begin (see the Calendar of Events for our schedule). The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program's weekly Coffee Pot meetings, held every Wednesday, are eligible for 1 NY and 1 PA pesticide credit.


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