Effective Spraying & NEWA Workshop NEXT WEEK

Effective Orchard Spraying and NEWA Workshop, Champlain Valley – 3/28 Tuesday 3/28, 8:00AM – 4:00PM Miner Institute, 1034 Miner Farm Rd, Chazy, NY $20/person PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Registration: Register online http://enych.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=680 Or contact Abby Henderson at aef225 or 518-746-2553 Deadline: TOMORROW Friday, March 24th Effective Orchard Spraying – Morning with Dr. Andrew Landers Understand how to […]

Respirator resources for new Worker Protection Standard compliance

Remember- the EPA Worker Protection Standard increased requirements as of January 1 this year. Thanks to the AgriSafe Network and OSHA for assembling these resources and Annie MacMillan at Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets for passing them on. Respirator medical evaluation – including a printable questionnaire in English and Spanish http://www.agrisafe.org/respirator-medical-evaluation Respirator fit-testing […]

Dr. Kevin Folta seminar recording from Feb 17, 2017

Following up from our February 2017 UVM Apple Program / VT Tree Fruit Growers Association meeting when Dr. Kevin Folta, Chair and Professor of the University of Florida Department of Horticulture, discussed communicating science to a concerned public. I hosted him the next day in a seminar at UVM that was recorded and posted at: […]

Announcing the NGP March Webinar (Note date change – Mar 22nd)

Dear Northern Grapes Project Webinar participants: Announcing the March Webinar: *PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE (March webinar only)* “Impact of training systems on viticulture performance of cold-hardy wine grapes” Amaya Atucha Paolo Sabbatini Madeline Wimmer UW-Madison Michigan State University UW-Madison *Wednesday*, March 22nd, 2017 12:00 Noon Eastern (11:00 am Central) 7:00 pm Eastern (6:00 pm […]

2017 New York & Pennsylvania Pest Management Guidelines for Grapes

The 2017 New York & Pennsylvania Pest Management Guidelines for Grapes is now available for order at: https://store.cornell.edu/p-197039-2017-new-york-and-pennsylvania-pest-management-guidelines-for-grapes.aspx Anyone who is growing grapes on a commercial or even a large hobby scale in the northeast should have a copy of this guide. Thanks, Terry

UVM Farmer Training Program 2017

UVM’s Farmer Training Program is a six-month, hands-on program for aspiring farmers and food-systems advocates that provides experiential, skills-based education in sustainable farming. Students will get a unique and comprehensive education by running all aspects of the 10-acre Catamount Educational Farm, learning from expert farmers and educators in the classroom, and alongside successful, inspiring farmers […]

Summer 2017 Cold Climate Viticulture Class at UVM

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 am – 3:45 PM June 20 – July 13, 2017 University of Vermont Horticulture Research & Education Center South Burlington, VT Information and registration Students will learn principles and practices of commercial cold-climate grape production, including: site selection and preparation; varietal selection; vine training; nutrient, water and pest management; harvest; and […]

Follow up from Feb 16 UVM Apple Program & VTFGA Meeting

I’d like to thank everyone for your attendance at the 2017 UVM Apple Program & VTFGA Annual meeting. You make those meetings work, and we work for you. Below are some follow up items from the meeting: · Copies of presenter slides are available on our program website. Please use as you see fit, but […]

February Northern Grapes Webinar

Dear Northern Grapes Project Webinar participants: The Northern Grapes Project Webinar Series: A recording of the January 2017 Webinar “Integrated Disease Management Based on Cultivar Susceptibility and Fungicide Sensitivity” is now available online. Please visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sTFsUcylDw&feature=youtu.be Be sure to follow our Facebook page Northern Grapes Project for updates and announcements. We encourage feedback […]

Dr. Kevin Folta at University of Vermont February 17

Dr. Kevin Folta, Chair and Professor in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Florida will present a seminar on Friday, Feb. 17 from 3:30-4:30 titled, “Communicating Science with the Public- A Focus on Genetic Engineering“. The lecture will be given in the University of Vermont Aiken Center Room 102 and is free and […]