Upcoming Workshop: Growing Table Grapes for Profit


Growing Table Grapes for Profit Workshop

December 1, 2016


Hosted by

CCE Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program

This full day CCE ENYCHP workshop is designed for beginning farmers, veteran farmers, and hobbyists that are interested in diversifying. Come and learn about the ins and outs of growing table grapes in New York. This session will cover subjects such as table grape biology, trellis construction, vineyard management, as well as marketing and planning for your new enterprise. To view the full agenda, see the attached document in this email.

Cost: $20 for ENYCHP Members/ $30 for non-enrolled

Time: 9:00am- 4:00pm

Location: CCE Albany County
24 Martin Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186

Speakers will include:

  • George Hamilton, University of NH Cooperative Extension
  • Andy Farmer, Northeastern Vine Supply
  • Tim Martinson, Cornell University State Viticulture Specialist
  • Jim O’Connell, CCE ENYCHP
  • Anna Wallis, CCE ENYCHP
  • Liz Higgins, CCE ENYCHP
  • Angus Thomson, Bellvale Community

For more information please contact Laura McDermott at (518)-791-5038, lgm4 or visit our website


Strep Resistance, fire blight management Tools

category [tree fruit, IPM]

Good morning,

Dr. Quan Zeng, CAES, has been working on Fireblight and strep resistance, and has presented information on-line for you. Many of you submitted samples for this work which helped a great deal. The following is from Quan.

Below you can find a link to the webinar presentation I produced with Plant Management Network regarding fire blight and streptomycin resistance. I summarized the survey we performed, that as of 2016, the New England region is free of streptomycin resistance. I also provided an overview of how the resistance happens, current updates, and some future management tools as alternatives to streptomycin.


Quan Zeng

Assistant Scientist II

Department of Plant Pathology & Ecology

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

123 Huntington Street, P.O. Box 1106

New Haven, Connecticut 06504

phone: 203-974-8613

fax: 203-974-8502

e-mail: Quan.Zeng


Mary Concklin

Visiting Associate Extension Educator – Fruit Production and IPM

Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

1376 Storrs Road, U-4067

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT 06269-4067

Telephone: (860) 486-6449

Email: mary.concklin


Funded in part by USDA-NIFA