Hans Walter-PetersonTeam Leader, Viticulture Extension Specialist
CCE Yates County
417 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Areas of Interest
Vineyard nutrition, canopy management, soils, vineyard mechanization, grower & winery relations
My 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.
VineBalance 2022: Ecosystem Health
November 30, 2021Sustainable farming is a holistic approach that acknowledges the interconnection between agriculture and natural ecosystems. Encouraging a healthy ecosystem in and around the vineyard is essential to soil health, biodiversity, and pollinator habitat.
VineBalance 2022: Climate Resiliency
December 7, 2021Climate resiliency involves a set of practices and capacities that are known to help withstand climate change at the farm level through carbon sequestration, adaptation, and risk mitigation. It is important for growers to understand the science of climate change and build resiliency measures into their environmental, social, and economic management strategies.
VineBalance 2022: Social Equity
December 14, 2021Social equity addresses the "people" component of the so-called Three P's of Sustainability: people, planet, and prosperity. This can be achieved through thoughtful human resource management, employee benefits, and worker health and safety measures.
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