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  • Crop Management
  • Market Development
  • Farm Business

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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • Discounted Conference Registration Fees

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Hans Walter-Peterson

Hans Walter-Peterson

Team Leader, Viticulture Extension Specialist

CCE Yates County
417 Liberty Street
Suite 1024
Penn Yan, NY 14527

phone 315-536-5134
cell 315-521-8789
fax 315-536-5117

Areas of Interest
Vineyard nutrition, canopy management, soils, vineyard mechanization, grower & winery relations

Hans Walter-PetersonMy program focuses on providing information to growers on viticultural practices such as vineyard site selection and establishment, selection of grape varieties, rootstocks, and training systems, canopy and crop load management, soils, vineyard nutrition and water management, and improving vineyard management efficiency. I am also working with Cornell's extension enologists to help grape growers and winemakers better understand each others' issues in order to improve working relations between the two groups. 

calendar of events

Upcoming Events

B.E.V. NY 2017 Trade Show

March 1 - March 3, 2017
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Henrietta, NY

The main Trade Show on March 2 - 3 is sold out, but there is space still available for our "mini Trade Show" during the Business Day program on March 1. Several sponsorship opportunities are still available as well.

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March Pruning Workshop

March 10, 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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Effective Vineyard Spraying workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 14, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Geneva, NY

Dr. Andrew Landers will present this day-long course on the design and proper use of sprayers and associated equipment. Topics will include sprayer design, selection of nozzles and droplet size for different jobs, sprayer calibration, sprayer airflow characteristics, effective sprayer management, and precision spraying. Pesticide recertification credits will be available.
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Register for B.E.V. NY 2017

It's time to register for B.E.V. NY! Don't miss out on the premier educational event of the year for grape growers, winemakers and sales and marketing staff at the RIT Inn and Conference Center on Wednesday, March 1 - Friday, March 3, 2017.

Check out the program for Wednesday, March 1 (Business), Thursday, March 2 (Enology) and Friday, March 3 (Viticulture), as well as information about registration and hotel reservations at

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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