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Finger Lakes Vineyard Notes - a newsletter by the Finger Lakes Grape Program. Articles are written by
Viticulture Extension Specialist Hans Walter-Peterson, Viticulture Community Educator Gillian Trimber, 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. The Vineyard Notes newsletter is sent electronically to all subscribers. Paper copies are available for an additional $10/year fee to help cover printing and mailing costs.

Finger Lakes Vineyard Updates - A weekly e-mail message with timely reminders on pest management,
cultural practices, weather conditions, and meeting notices. Articles are brief and focused on current
vineyard tasks. Links to online resources are provided within the message.

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Archived Vineyard Updates

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

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)

calendar of events

Upcoming Events

EnoCert 203: Winery Safety and Sanitation

September 30 - November 30, 2017

Winery Safety and Sanitation is intended for all cellar personnel. Safety and sanitation are often overlooked in winemaking courses, but are essential to the production of high quality-and more importantly, LEGAL-wines. In this digital learning course, participants will learn to identify and address safety hazards, the role of OSHA and other regulatory bodies, the principles behind a safe and effective sanitation strategy, and common areas of contamination in a winery setting.
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December Pruning Workshop

December 8, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

Learn how to prune grapevines with Cornell Cooperative Extension! This hands-on class will get you sharpening your skills out in the Finger Lakes Teaching and Demonstration Vineyard, so dress warmly, bring your shears, and be ready to put your new pruning prowess into practice.
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2018 B.E.V. NY Conference and Trade Show

Wednesday, February 28 - Friday, March 2, 2018
RIT Inn & Conference Center
Henrietta, NY

Program and trade show information will become available over the next several weeks. Make your plans now to attend this important event!

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