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Grape - Winter Content



Most Recent Research Winter Content

Food Safety

Last Modified: January 13, 2015

Dr. Kees van Leeuwen, University of Bordeaux

Hans Walter-Peterson, Team Leader, Viticulture Extension Specialist
Finger Lakes Grape Program

Last Modified: December 10, 2014
Dr. Kees van Leeuwen, University of Bordeaux

Dr. Kees van Leeuwen is a professor of viticulture at the University of Bordeaux. His work focuses on the effects of environment on terroir. He is also the viticulture consultant for Chateau Cheval Blanc in St. Emilion, one of the premier producers in Bordeaux, which uses a high percentage of Cabernet Franc in its wines.

Dr. van Leeuwen visited the Finger Lakes in late October, 2014 and presented a seminar to the region's industry about the role of Cabernet Franc in Bordeaux production, and some of the results of research that he and others have done on the variety over the past several years. Dr. van Leeuwin was kind enough to give his permission for us to share the slides from his presentation to the industry.

Bud Hardiness Data

Mike Colizzi, Viticulture Community Educator
Finger Lakes Grape Program

Last Modified: November 24, 2014

calendar of events

Upcoming Events

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.
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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.
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Donald Caldwell Joins the FLGP

Iím very happy to announce that Donald Caldwell will be joining the Finger Lakes Grape Program later this month. Donís position will be similar to the one previously held by Gillian Trimber and Mike Colizzi, but will be more focused on our field trials and other projects, including the day to day operations at the Teaching & Demonstration Vineyard.

Don is not new to the industry, having worked in the vineyards at both Sawmill Creek and Glenora Farms in recent years. He is not a stranger to the Finger Lakes Grape Program either, having worked with us during the summer of 2016 on our invasive pest monitoring project, and he stayed on through harvest that year helping out with a few other projects as well. 

Donís first day with the Grape Program will be Thursday, February 15, so many of you will get the chance to meet him at B.E.V. NY, if you havenít met him already. Weíll be trying to get him around to meet many of you and to visit more of the regionís vineyards this winter and spring as the growing season gets underway. 

Welcome aboard Don!

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