Important: UVM Cold-climate grape industry survey due April 15.

Tim: Feel free to forward this to other NGP affiliates. Even though it refers to ‘Vermont and surrounding areas’, I am not against others filling it out so long as they enter their state so that I can sort the data. Thanks, Terry By: Terence Bradshaw The University of Vermont Grape Program is conducting a […]

April 12th Northern Grapes Project Webinar Announcement and Registration

The Northern Grapes Project Webinar Series “Northern Grapes Project Research Results: Fungicide Sensitivity and Vine Nutrition of Cold-Hardy Cultivars”   Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 12:00 Noon Eastern (11:00 am Central) 7:00 pm Eastern (6:00 pm Central) Join Patricia McManus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Carl Rosen of the University of Minnesota as they discuss […]

Primary bud winter injury low on grapes in UVM vineyard

By Terence Bradshaw As we all know, the winter of 2015-2016 in Vermont was largely a bust, with (virtually) no snow and generally warm temperatures. The no snow factor would have been concerning if we had extended periods of sub-zero temperatures, but with the exception of February 13-14 when we recorded temperatures of -13-14°F in […]

Latest Tree Fruit management guide updates

By Terence Bradshaw As mentioned at the 2016 VT Tree Fruit Growers Association meeting in February, there will be no reprint of the New England Tree Fruit Management Guide in 2016. 2015 guides are still available at: The attached document contains any changes in chemical registrations that we know of to-date, and may be […]

Second ‘Clean Plants for the Future’ Webinar: Viral diseases transmitted through nursery stock in the East: Grapevine leafroll disease, tomato ringspot, and grapevine red blotch

Thursday, March 17 Register at: Weekly on Thursdays at Noon Eastern, March 10 – 31 Preregistration required. Register at: The webinars are free of charge, but you must be registered by noon the Wednesday before the webinar to receive connection instructions. Registering for one webinar will ensure that you will receive connection instructions […]

2016 Vermont apple season soon underway

By Terence Bradshaw In contrast to the rest of the population, those of us in the fruit growing community hate warm March weather, and this year looks like another which will potentially give s us early bud break and much stress over the sudden loss of time to get dormant-season work done and the increased […]

March Northern Grapes Project News You Can Use – 2016 Northern Grapes Symposium News You Can Use 2016 Northern Grapes Symposium March 2016 Erin Norton of Iowa State University pours La Crescent during the cold hardy white wines tasting session. Photo: Lani McKinney The 2016 Northern Grapes Symposium was hosted by the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Conference on February 24th in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Nine Northern Grapes […]

2016 Initial Pesticide Applicator’s Certification Training

2016 Initial Vermont Pesticide Applicator’s Certification Meeting This opportunity is open to new pesticide applicators who wish to review training materials and take the core exam in one sitting. Two site options are available. YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONE SITE. Burlington, VT April 11, 2016 Robert Miller Community Center, 130 Gosse Court ~ or […]

Reminder: Northeastern NY and VT Grape School, March 17 in Lake George, NY

2016 Northeastern New York and Vermont Winter Grape School Details and registration information: The ENYCHP and the UVM Grape Program is offering a one day educational program on Cold Climate Grapes for current or prospective growers in Northeastern NY and VT. Program: The program will offer 2 concurrent tracks. We hope each operation will […]

Cornell Horticulture Technician position posting (Plattsburgh)

Announcement of a technician position supporting fruit and vegetable projects with Cornell’s Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Team. Please see the attached announcement for details. SPD – Active Search (Technician I – Bornt)2016.docx