Trac Spray Records Software

At the recent 2016 UVM Apple Program/VT Tree Fruit Growers Association annual meeting I referenced TracApple software which I have used for over 10 years to record pesticide applications for apple and grape plantings at UVM. I highly recommend the software, developed and marketed by Cornell IPM professionals, which can be found at: -Terry

March 8th Northern Grapes Project Webinar Announcement and Registration

The Northern Grapes Project Webinar Series “Developing Cold-Hardy Grapes: The Trials and Tribulations of Breeding Grapes for the Northern Continental U.S.” Harlene Hatterman-Valenti Matthew Clark Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 12:00 Noon Eastern (11:00 am Central) 7:00 pm Eastern (6:00 pm Central) Join Harlene Hatterman-Valenti of North Dakota State University and Matthew Clark of the University […]

Northern Grapes News Vol 5, Issue 1, February 18, 2016 Northern Grapes News. Vol 5, Issue 1, February 18, 2016 In this issue: Cost of Production in Cold Hardy Grapes Small Sprayers for Smaller Vineyards NGP Team Profile: Diana Cochran NGP Team Profile: Anna Wallis Fungicide Sensitivity in Cold Hardy Wine Grapes

Second call: 2015-2016 Cider Apple Production Survey

We are collecting acreage and production information on apple cultivars grown specifically for hard cider production in Vermont and surrounding areas in order to best assess capacity for meeting cidery needs and to guide further research. All information is anonymous when entered through the web template at: Your participation will greatly assist in our […]

Farm Succession Planning workshop Feb 26

Announcement of an upcoming Transferring the Farm workshop in Franklin County, VT on February 26, for anyone interested. Farm Succession Planning Brochure Abby.pdf

Year 4 Northern Grapes Project Progress Report

The Year 4 Northern Grapes Project Progress Report has been published. This report outlines our research from September 2014 – September 2015 and includes links to more detailed “research reports,” which cover the individual research projects that are being conducted as part of the Northern Grapes Project. Check it out to find out what we […]

Hands-on NEWA training sessions March 31 and April 1

At this half-day workshop, learn the ins-and-outs of the NEWA system (Network for Environment and Weather Applications). NEWA is an online system that provides hourly and daily weather data, pest forecasting models, and crop production models, to help implement IPM practices on farms across the Northeast. You will learn how to efficiently navigate the NEWA […]

ENYCHP/UVM Grape Program Effective Vineyard Spraying training, April 9

This meeting is open to Vermont as well as New York growers, and will include four Vermont pesticide license recertification credits. -TB Effective Vineyard Spraying Saturday April 9th , 2016 9AM—1PM The Champlain Wine Company 30 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 Through this half-day day course on Effective Vineyard Spraying growers will learn how […]

UVM Apple grafting workshop March 24

Terry Bradshaw, UVM Tree Fruit and Viticulture Specialist, and the Apple Team will discuss the importance of grafting fruit trees plus guide you through the hands-on steps of grafting dessert apple cultivars (e.g.‘Liberty’, ‘Honeycrisp’, etc.) on to semi-dwarf rootstocks. No previous experience necessary. Rootstocks, apple cultivars plus grafting supplies will be provided and each participant […]