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: 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: 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 […]

Webinar Series on Crop Pollination

Experts to present webinar series on crop pollination The majority of U.S. specialty crop growers depend on bees for pollination of their crops. Growers know that without adequate pollination, they would not be profitable. But what are the best pollination strategies for fruit, vegetable, and nut crops? What farm management practices can growers use to […]

Clarification re: Apple acreage reporting deadline, Jan 15.

This is a clarification of the message sent to the group on January 5, from Jake Jacobs, UVM Crop Insurance Education Coordinator: Producers who participate in crop insurance or other USDA-supported programs are required to file yearly acreage reports with FSA and/or RMA as applicable. Those that participate with FSA programs and are insured through […]

Save the Date: 2017 Northeastern NY and VT Grape School March 9

Northeastern NY and VT Grape School Presented by: Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program & University of Vermont Grape Program Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8:30-5:00 Holiday Inn Lake George, 2223 Canada St. Lake George, NY AM: Viticulture presentations PM: Wine faults workshop Agenda and registration are forthcoming.