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Grape - Spring Content




Finger Lakes Vineyard Updates - The FLGP's electronic newsletter delivered weekly during the growing season, containing timely reminders on pest management, cultural practices, weather conditions, and meeting notices. Articles are brief and focused on current vineyard tasks and relevant research. Links to online resources are provided within the message. Hard copies of the Vineyard Update are available for an additional $35 per year.

Finger Lakes Vineyard Notes - The Vineyard Notes newsletter will no longer be published beginning in 2018. Enrollees in the FLGP will continue to receive the Finger Lakes Vineyard Update. Past issues of the Vineyard Notes newsletters are available from the Cornell Library at

Articles are written by Viticulture Extension Specialist Hans Walter-Peterson, Statewide Grape IPM Specialist Tim Weigle, Cornell faculty and other guest authors, and cover all aspects of grape production, including pruning and training, fertilization, pest management, farm business management, and marketing.

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Archived Vineyard Updates

September 13, 2018 (PDF; 3162KB)

Main Topic: Spotted Lanternfly

August 23, 2018 (PDF; 2769KB)

Main Topic: Harvest is starting in the Finger Lakes

August 16, 2018 (PDF; 2850KB)

Main Topic: Rainfall on August 14

August 9, 2018 (PDF; 2708KB)

Main Topic: Veraison this Week

August 2, 2018 (PDF; 3374KB)

Main Topic: Veraison Continues

July 26, 2018 (PDF; 2600KB)

Main Topic: Finally, Rain

July 19, 2018 (PDF; 2829KB)

Main Topic: Rain in the Finger Lakes

July 12, 2018 (PDF; 2983KB)

Main Topic: Abnormally Dry

June 27, 2018 (PDF; 2290KB)

Main Topic: Summer Heat this Weekend

June 22, 2018 (PDF; 2002KB)

Main Topic: Warm and Sunny

June 14, 2018 (PDF; 2632KB)

Main Topic: Bloom in the Finger Lakes

June 6, 2018 (PDF; 2927KB)

Main Topic: Bloom is Starting

May 31, 2018 (PDF; 2777KB)

Main Topic: Vine Growth

May 24, 2018 (PDF; 3286KB)

Main Topic: Further Grape Fungicide Update-Wayne Wilcox

May 16, 2018 (PDF; 2646KB)

Main Topic: Grape Disease Control 2018

May 9, 2018 (PDF; 3212KB)

Main Topic: Budbreak is Here; IPM meeting

May 2, 2018 (PDF; 3163KB)

Main Topic: Budbreak Approaching; WPS Checklist

April 19, 2018 (PDF; 2324KB)

Main Topic: What would you like to see?

March 21, 2018 (PDF; 2124KB)

Main Topic: Spring is Coming

February 1, 2018 (PDF; 1983KB)

Main Topic: Welcome!

January 11, 2018 (PDF; 2748KB)

Main Topic: Bud Hardiness 2018

December 20, 2017 (PDF; 2552KB)

Main Topic: End of the Year

November 29, 2017 (PDF; 1819KB)

Main Topic: Open Positions

September 28, 2017 (PDF; 2251KB)

Main Topic: Welcome to Harvest in the Finger Lakes

September 21, 2017 (PDF; 1694KB)

Main Topic: The Weather Lately

September 14, 2017 (PDF; 2051KB)

Main Topic: Downy Mildew is making a presence

September 6, 2017 (PDF; 2291KB)

Main Topic: Less talk, More Work

August 30, 2017 (PDF; 1550KB)

Main Topic: A few notes...

August 23, 2017 (PDF; 1772KB)

Main Topic: Well into Verasion

August 17, 2017 (PDF; 2285KB)

Main Topic: Change in Weather

August 10, 2017 (PDF; 5079KB)

Main Topic: Verasion is Starting!

August 3, 2017 (PDF; 3115KB)

Main Topic: Wet Growing Season

July 20, 2017 (PDF; 3844KB)

Main Topic: More Rain than Last Year

July 13, 2017 (PDF; 3214KB)

Main Topic: Pathology

July 7, 2017 (PDF; 2234KB)

Main Topic: Looking Ahead

June 29, 2017 (PDF; 2660KB)

Main Topic: Fruit Set in the Finger Lakes

June 22, 2017 (PDF; 2104KB)

Main Topic: Bloom Progress

June 14, 2017 (PDF; 3047KB)

Main Topic: Bloom has Arrived!

June 9, 2017 (PDF; 3087KB)

Main Topic: Still waiting on Bloom

May 31, 2017 (PDF; 4566KB)

Main Topic: Wild Grapes

May 25, 2017 (PDF; 3826KB)

Main Topic: Spring IPM Recap

May 17, 2017 (PDF; 3247KB)

Main Topic: Register for IPM Meeting

May 10, 2017 (PDF; 4548KB)

Main Topic: Frost in May

May 4, 2017 (PDF; 2463KB)

Main Topic: Leafing Out

April 27, 2017 (PDF; 2820KB)

Main Topic: Budbreak in the Finger Lakes

April 6, 2017 (PDF; 3352KB)

Main Topic: Final Bud Hardiness

March 7, 2017 (PDF; 2970KB)

Main Topic: Enrollment Reminder

January 12, 2017 (PDF; 2849KB)

Main Topic: Input Needed

December 20, 2016 (PDF; 1817KB)

Main Topic: Bud Hardiness and Changes to WPS

November 3, 2016 (PDF; 1831KB)

Main Topic: The Weather Desk

September 21, 2016 (PDF; 1684KB)

Main Topic: Final Weekly Update

September 15, 2016 (PDF; 1798KB)

Main Topic: Growing Degree Days

September 7, 2016 (PDF; 2380KB)

Main Topic: Early Harvest

August 31, 2016 (PDF; 5213KB)

Main Topic: Ready, Set, Harvest!

August 25, 2016 (PDF; 2119KB)

Main Topic: Getting Through Verasion

August 18, 2016 (PDF; 3264KB)

Main Topic: Signs of Verasion

August 11, 2016 (PDF; 2154KB)

Main Topic: A Boost of Rain!!

August 4, 2016 (PDF; 2973KB)

Main Topic: Veraison!!

July 27, 2016 (PDF; 1993KB)

Main Topic: Rain, Finally

July 20, 2016 (PDF; 2279KB)

Main Topic: Welcoming Rain

July 14, 2016 (PDF; 2368KB)

Main Topic: Rain Fall this Season

July 7, 2016 (PDF; 3522KB)

Main Topic: Vine Stress

July 1, 2016 (PDF; 3350KB)

Main Topic: Dry..

June 23, 2016 (PDF; 2229KB)

Main Topic: Teasing Weather

June 16, 2016 (PDF; 3403KB)

Main Topic: Weather and Bloom

June 8, 2016 (PDF; 3757KB)

Main Topic: Bloom!

June 2, 2016 (PDF; 3591KB)

Main Topic: Wild Grapes In Bloom

May 25, 2016 (PDF; 2294KB)

Main Topic: Shoot Growth

May 18, 2016 (PDF; 2307KB)

Main Topic: Dodging the Cold

May 12, 2016 (PDF; 2018KB)

Main Topic: Budbreak and Beyond!

May 4, 2016 (PDF; 1703KB)

Main Topic: May Budbreak!

April 28, 2016 (PDF; 1658KB)

Main Topic: Weather and Budbreak

April 21, 2016 (PDF; 1526KB)

Main Topic: Bud Break

April 5, 2016 (PDF; 1195KB)

Main Topic: Cold Weather

March 21, 2016 (PDF; 1817KB)

Main Topic: Winter & Enrollments

February 5, 2016 (PDF; 2124KB)

Main Topic: Register for BEV NY

December 23, 2015 (PDF; 3223KB)

Main Topic: Wacky Weather

October 30, 2015 (PDF; 2166KB)

Main Topic: New York Growing

October 1, 2015 (PDF; 1816KB)

Main Topic: Weather has it's impacts

September 23, 2015 (PDF; 1537KB)

Main Topic: September Makes It Better

September 16, 2015 (PDF; 1656KB)

Main Topic: The hot, dry weather noticeable effect on maturity

September 10, 2015 (PDF; 1973KB)

Main Topic: Basal leaves are turning yellow

September 2, 2015 (PDF; 1421KB)

Main Topic: No Rain For 13 Consecutive Days

August 26, 2015 (PDF; 1887KB)

August 19, 2015 (PDF; 2343KB)

Main Topic: Finger Lakes Bathing in a Soup of Heat

August 13, 2015 (PDF; 1718KB)

Main Topic: Veraison Marches On

August 5, 2015 (PDF; 1698KB)

Main Topic: A Lot Going On This Week and Next Week

August 5, 2015 (PDF; 1698KB)

Main Topic: A Lot Going On This Week and Next

August 5, 2015 (PDF; 1698KB)

Main Topic: A Lot Going On This Week and Next

July 29, 2015 (PDF; 2683KB)

Main Topic: Veraison Has Arrived in the Finger Lakes

July 23, 2015 (PDF; 2148KB)

Main Topic: Viticulture Community Educator Position Opening

July 15, 2015 (PDF; 2553KB)

Main Topic: Primary Word "Wet"

July 9, 2015 (PDF; 1359KB)

Main Topic: GBM

July 2, 2015 (PDF; 2472KB)

Main Topic: IPM: Downy Mildew

July 2, 2015 (PDF; 2475KB)

Main Topic: IPM: Downy Mildew

June 24, 2015 (PDF; 1847KB)

Main Topic: What A Difference A Week Makes

June 24, 2015 (PDF; 1845KB)

Main Topic: What A Difference A Week Makes

June 17, 2015 (PDF; 2037KB)

Main Topic: Record Rainfall In Some Areas Everyday

June 11, 2015 (PDF; 2819KB)

Main Topic: Arrived At Bloom Earlier Season Varieties

June 3, 2015 (PDF; 3105KB)

Main Topic: In The Vineyard

May 27, 2015 (PDF; 2441KB)

Main Topic: Close Eye on Temperatures in the Vineyards

May 20, 2015 (PDF; 1746KB)

Main Topic: Shoot Growth Indicator of Vines Survival

May 14, 2015 (PDF; 1810KB)

Main Topic: Amazing What A Little Heat Will Do

May 6, 2015 (PDF; 2000KB)

Main Topic: Spring Grape IPM Meeting

April 30, 2015 (PDF; 1218KB)

Main Topic: Spring Grape IPM Meeting

April 16, 2015 (PDF; 2027KB)

Main Topic: Final 2014-15 Winter Hardiness Data Posted

March 18, 2015 (PDF; 1920KB)

Main Topic: Bud Hardiness Update

January 30, 2015 (PDF; 2692KB)

Main Topic: B.E.V. NY 2015 Registration

January 15, 2015 (PDF; 1544KB)

Main Topic: Below Zero Temperatures

December 10, 2014 (PDF; 2106KB)

Main Topic: Sampling for Winter Bud Hardiness

November 5, 2014 (PDF; 1757KB)

Main Topic: New Member to the Finger Lakes Grape Program

October 15, 2014 (PDF; 2039KB)

Main Topic: A Little Bit of Everything Being Picked

October 8, 2014 (PDF; 2040KB)

Main Topic: "The Best September Ever"

October 1, 2014 (PDF; 2041KB)

Main Topic: Good Weather In The Finger Lakes

September 24, 2014 (PDF; 2072KB)

Main Topic: Weather Next Week Almost Ideal for Harvest

September 17, 2014 (PDF; 2108KB)

Main Topic: Significant Cool Down

September 11, 2014 (PDF; 2267KB)

Main Topic: Some Varieties Ready For Harvest

September 3, 2014 (PDF; 2448KB)

Main Topic: Harvest Off and Running

September 3, 2014 (PDF; 2448KB)

Main Topic: Harvest Off and Running

August 27, 2014 (PDF; 2372KB)

Main Topic: "I'm back in the saddle again"

August 20, 2014 (PDF; 4103KB)

Main Topic: Winter Injury 2014 Wrap Up

August 13, 2014 (PDF; 2995KB)

Main Topic: Summer Is Slipping Away

August 6, 2014 (PDF; 2116KB)

Main Topic: IPM - Grape Berry Moth

July 30, 2014 (PDF; 2283KB)

Main Topic: Rainfall

July 23, 2014 (PDF; 3348KB)

Main Topic: Many Blocks of Concords Are Surprisingly High

July 16, 2014 (PDF; 2142KB)

Main Topic: Canopies Are Filling Fairly Quickly

July 9, 2014 (PDF; 2346KB)

Main Topic: Grower Survey to Help Assess Crop Loss

July 2, 2014 (PDF; 2635KB)

Main Topic: Equipment Demo Meeting

June 25, 2014 (PDF; 1885KB)

Main Topic: Bloom Wrapping Up

June 18, 2014 (PDF; 2151KB)

Main Topic: Bloom Has Arrived in the Finger Lakes

June 11, 2014 (PDF; 2098KB)

Main Topic: Early Hybrid Varieties Well Into Bloom This Week

June 11, 2014 (PDF; 0KB)

Main Topic: Early Hybrid Varieties Well Into Bloom This Week

June 4, 2014 (PDF; 2127KB)

Main Topic: A Somewhat Slow and Soggy Start

May 28, 2014 (PDF; 3506KB)

Main Topic: What A Little Sun and Heat Will Do To Grapevines

May 21, 2014 (PDF; 3253KB)

Main Topic: Heavy Rains in the Finger Lakes

May 14, 2014 (PDF; 1746KB)

Main Topic: IPM Meeting Reminder

May 7, 2014 (PDF; 1871KB)

Main Topic: Things Are Beginning To Warm Up!

May 1, 2014 (PDF; 1183KB)

Main Topic: Early Budswell

April 17, 2014 (PDF; 1199KB)

Main Topic: Winter Bud Injury by Location

March 12, 2014 (PDF; 1891KB)

Main Topic: Winter Injury Update

January 30, 2014 (PDF; 1889KB)

Main Topic: Winter Injury in the Finger Lakes

January 16, 2014 (PDF; 1310KB)

Main Topic: Polar Votex in Finger Lakes Vineyards

December 23, 2013 (PDF; 1156KB)

Main Topic: A Few Final Notes Before the Holidays

November 13, 2013 (PDF; 1424KB)

Main Topic: Season Summary

October 23, 2013 (PDF; 1009KB)

Main Topic: Harvesting

October 9, 2013 (PDF; 2231KB)

Main Topic: BSN is a "syndrome"

October 3, 2013 (PDF; 1391KB)

Main Topic: 75 Different Varieties of Grapes in FL

September 25, 2013 (PDF; 1102KB)

Main Topic: Wineries & Processors Start Bringing In Grapes

September 18, 2013 (PDF; 1188KB)

Main Topic: Pace of Harvest

September 11, 2013 (PDF; 1303KB)

Main Topic: Using Oxidate for Botrytis Control

September 4, 2013 (PDF; 1336KB)

Main Topic: Early Stages of Harvest

August 29, 2013 (PDF; 1353KB)

Main Topic: Harvest Is Underway In the Finger Lakes This Week

August 21, 2013 (PDF; 1356KB)

Main Topic: Berries continue to move into most vineyards

August 14, 2013 (PDF; 1104KB)

Main Topic: Vineyards Continue to Push Through Veraison Week

August 7, 2013 (PDF; 1648KB)

Main Topic: Running Headlong Into Ripening Season

July 31, 2013 (PDF; 1680KB)

Main Topic: Larger Than Normal Crops

July 24, 2013 (PDF; 1966KB)

Main Topic: In The Vineyard

July 10, 2013 (PDF; 2341KB)

Main Topic: Shoot Growth Kicked Into High Gear

July 3, 2013 (PDF; 1669KB)

Main Topic: Fruit Set In Most Vineyards

June 26, 2013 (PDF; 1172KB)

Main Topic: Bloom Seems To Be Wrapping Up.

June 19, 2013 (PDF; 1423KB)

Main Topic: Drier Weather Helps with Bloom

June 12, 2013 (PDF; 1011KB)

Main Topic: Factors That Influence Fruit Growth

June 5, 2013 (PDF; 1022KB)

Main Topic: Bloom Has Started

May 29, 2013 (PDF; 1051KB)

Main Topic: Cool Weather Slowed Growth

May 23, 2013 (PDF; 883KB)

Main Topic: Hail Damage

May 15, 2013 (PDF; 2407KB)

Main Topic: How Low Did It Go

May 8, 2013 (PDF; 989KB)

Main Topic: 2013 Spring Grape Pest Management Meeting

May 1, 2013 (PDF; 614KB)

Main Topic: 2013 Growing Season

April 24, 2013 (PDF; 721KB)

Main Topic: Final Bud Hardiness Samples 2013

April 11, 2013 (PDF; 518KB)

Main Topic: NY Grape & Wine Classified Site "Reboot"

March 14, 2013 (PDF; 2134KB)

Main Topic: 2012 Enrollees Final Updates

February 14, 2013 (PDF; 450KB)

Main Topic: Viticulture 2013

January 18, 2013 (PDF; 1664KB)

Main Topic: Winter Bud Hardiness

September 12, 2012 (PDF; 966KB)

Main Topic: Finger Lakes Grape Pricing

August 29, 2012 (PDF; 1145KB)

Main Topic: Still Early Throes of Harvest

August 22, 2012 (PDF; 1105KB)

Main Topic: Harvest Is Underway

Archived Vineyard Notes Newsletter

June 1, 2018 (PDF; 600KB)

September 12, 2017 (PDF; 2744KB)

July 20, 2017 (PDF; 2632KB)

June 9, 2017 (PDF; 4467KB)

April 27, 2017 (PDF; 3557KB)

February 2, 2017 (PDF; 4824KB)

July 1, 2016 (PDF; 4388KB)

June 3, 2016 (PDF; 26631KB)

May 26, 2016 (PDF; 6309KB)

April 29, 2016 (PDF; 4946KB)

December 22, 2015 (PDF; 2384KB)

September 2, 2015 (PDF; 1606KB)

June 12, 2015 (PDF; 1099KB)

May 22, 2015 (PDF; 2438KB)

May 20, 2015 (PDF; 2428KB)

May 1, 2015 (PDF; 2980KB)

May 1, 2015 (PDF; 4152KB)

September 12, 2014 (PDF; 3760KB)

July 30, 2014 (PDF; 3458KB)

June 30, 2014 (PDF; 2826KB)

May 13, 2014 (PDF; 4398KB)

December 23, 2013 (PDF; 1967KB)

August 16, 2013 (PDF; 2833KB)

July 17, 2013 (PDF; 3628KB)

June 14, 2013 (PDF; 10575KB)

May 29, 2013 (PDF; 8996KB)

May 14, 2013 (PDF; 7061KB)

September 1, 2012 (PDF; 3736KB)

July 24, 2012 (PDF; 4257KB)

June 25, 2012 (PDF; 4679KB)

May 18, 2012 (PDF; 3897KB)

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