Finger Lakes Grape Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • 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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IPM

IPMGrape growers benefit from implementing IPM - environmentally and economically sensible ways to protect crops from insects, plant diseases, weeds, and vertebrate pests. We work with grape processors, growers, local extension educators, faculty, crop consultants, and agricultural businesses to find IPM answers, develop new IPM menthods, and deliver IPM information.

NYS IPM Program Mission: The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program develops sustainable ways to manage pests and helps people to use methods that minimize environmental, health and economic risks.





Relevant Events

Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 9, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Interlaken, NY

Respirator Fit Test and Training

May 11, 2017
8:30 AM - 4 PM by appointment
Penn Yan, NY

Finger Lakes Spring Grape IPM Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 23, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Prattsburgh, NY

Most Recent IPM Spring Content

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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Upcoming Events

Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 9, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Interlaken, NY

Our second tailgate meeting of 2017 will take place on May 9 at Airy Acres Vineyards in Interlaken.
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Respirator Fit Test and Training

May 11, 2017
8:30 AM - 4 PM by appointment
Penn Yan, NY

The Finger Lakes Grape Program will be hosting a team from Thompson Health for respirator fit testing and training. Growers may sign up for a 20 minute appointment. Thompson Health's standard fees for the service will apply.

For more information, contact the Finger Lakes Grape Program office at (315) 536-5134.

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Finger Lakes Spring Grape IPM Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 23, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Prattsburgh, NY

The Finger Lakes Spring Grape IPM Meeting is back this year! Come hear updates on disease and insect management, proper sprayer operation, the role of weather stations in pest management and more, and then enjoy dinner and social time with fellow growers.

This year's meeting will be held at Vine Country Farms in Pulteney NY on May 23, 2017 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM. Dinner will be provided, so registration is required. There is no charge for 2017 FLGP enrollees.



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Announcements

Changes to Agricultural Worker Protection Standard

Changes made by the Environmental Protection Agency to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard went into effect on January 2, 2017 and are directly relevant to many farms and workers in the grape industry.

More information can be found here.


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