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



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 improve your timeliness and therefore apply sprays when needed and not be forever chasing the calendar. Correct application at the correct time will allow you to make better use of your time and materials over the season.

Navigating NEWA – Afternoon with Dr. Art Agnello, Dr. Juliet Carroll, Dr. Jaume Lordan, and Dr. Kerik Cox

Learn the ins-and-outs of the NEWA system (Network for Environment and Weather Applications). Learn how to efficiently navigate the NEWA interface, including how to get weather data, access station specific pages, and effectively utilize models for insects, diseases, crop thinning, and irrigation.

Bring your Laptop or Smart Device!!

Anna Wallis

CCE Extension Associate – Fruit Specialist

Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program

6064 State Route 22 Suite 5

Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Cell: 518.410.6823

Fax: 518.561.0183


Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Fire blight model upgrade in pace for 2017

[Terence Bradshaw] See the note below regarding upgrades to the Fire Blight model in NEWA that will be implemented this year. Upgrades to the apple scab model will be coming as well.- TB

We are pleased to announce that an upgrade to the fire blight model on NEWA is now in place, available from http://newa.cornell.edu/index.php?page=apple-diseases.

Kerik, Keith Eggleston and I worked to put this together. It incorporates season long disease management messages, an infection potential (EIP) calculation, Cougarblight logic upgrades, wetness events color-coded and calendar sensitive changes to the risk predictions.

These improvements were based on suggestions and comments from the field, as well as upgrades to Cougarblight in Washington. We hope you will like the new fire blight tool and welcome any suggestions you have going forward.

We are also working on upgrades to the apple scab model. We’ll write a blog and Scaffolds newsletter article on all of these once they are both operational.

-Julie Carroll

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


Respirator fit-testing – including instructional videos in English and Spanish


Record-keeping forms and other resources are in-progress. Stay tuned.

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:

https://youtu.be/JJIWwOUr5as (part 1)

https://youtu.be/UfowWBTolTc (part 2)

https://youtu.be/hZmgVi4myoo (part 3, Q&A)

Feel free to ignore my rambling introduction. The talk is much the same as the one he gave in Middlebury, but this one includes the slides he cut out in the middle to keep in the timeframe of out meeting.


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 Central)

With Amaya Atucha, Paolo Sabbatini, and Madeline Wimmer

This seminar will present research results from a trial in southern Wisconsin on the effect of three training systems: vertical shoot positioning, Scott-Henry, and high wire cordon on the viticulture performance of four cold-hardy grape cultivars: Marquette, Frontenac, La Crescent, and Brianna. Amaya Atucha is an assistant professor of horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has a research and extension program in fruit crops focused on production practices to increase sustainability and fruit quality. Madeline Wimmer is a graduate student at UW-Madison in the Atucha group. Paolo Sabbatini is an associate professor of horticulture at Michigan State University. He has research and extension responsibilities in viticulture, and he has evaluated wine grape cultivars to optimize vine productivity and quality for the Northern Grapes Project.

If you have received this email from someone other than Alex Koeberle, you need to register via the link below:


Registering for one Northern Grapes Webinar will place you on the mailing list, and you will receive announcements and connection instruction for all further Northern Grapes Webinars.

Registration will close at 12pm (Eastern) on Friday, March 17th.

Registration is NOT required if you received this email directly from Alex Koeberle, as it means that you are a member of the Northern Grapes Webinar mailing list.

All members of the Northern Grapes Webinar mailing list will receive an email the Monday before the webinar containing the web address (URL) for both webinar sessions as well as connection instructions.

Feel free to email Alex Koeberle (alk239) with any questions, if you want to check your registration status, or if you’d like to be removed from the Northern Grapes Webinar mailing list. Please DO NOT respond to the Northern Grapes listserve.

The Northern Grapes Project Webinar Series 2016-2017:

A recording of the February 2017 Webinar “Tales from the NE1020 Coordinated Variety Trials” 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 on current webinars and requests for future topics through Facebook.

The Northern Grapes Project is online and on Facebook!

The Northern Grapes Project was funded by the USDA’s Specialty Crops Research Initiative Program of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, Project #2011-51181-30850 and through the New York State Specialty Crops Block Program.

We thank the following organizations and businesses for their support of the Northern Grapes Webinar Series:

Grower Associations Sponsors

Iowa Wine Growers Association

Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association

North Dakota Grape and Wine Association

Eastern Winery Exhibition

Colorado Wine Industry Development Board

Michigan Wine Industry Council

Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association

Wisconsin Grape Growers Association

South Dakota State University Grape Program

Southern Minnesota Wine Grower Alliance

South Dakota Winegrowers Association

Industry Gold Sponsors

Double A Vineyards

Agro K

Bevens Creek Vineyard & Nursery

Mariposa Fields Vineyard

Industry Silver Sponsors

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NEXT WEEK: March 9 NY-VT Winter Grape School, Lake George, NY

Last reminder: 2017 Northeastern NY and VT Grape School

Note: we do not anticipate offering a separate Grape School in Vermont in June, so this is your opportunity to network and catch up on the latest developments in the industry.-TB

Please pre-register so we may have accurate headcounts.


Come and join Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program and the University of Vermont Grape Program, Dept. of Plant and Soil Science for the 2017 Northeastern NY and VT Grape School!

Approved in VT and NY for two pesticide certification credits.

For questions about the program contact Anna Wallis 518-410-6823 or email aew232

8:00 AM Registration & DEC Credit Sign In

8:30 AM Welcome & Introductions
Anna Wallis, Fruit Specialist, CCE ENYCHP
Dr. Terence Bradshaw, Fruit Specialist, UVM
Lindsey Pashow, Agr Business Development and Marketing, Harvest New York

8:40 AM Eastern NY Grape Industry Summary
Elizabeth Higgins, Business Management Specialist, CCE ENYCHP

9:00 AM Weed and Floor Management for New and Existing Vineyards
Tim Martinson, Viticulture Specialist, CCE

9:30 AM Crop Insurance Update
Elizabeth Higgins, Business Management Specialist, CCE ENYCHP

9:50 AM Break

10:15 AM Vineyard Disease Management for Cold Climate Grapes
Ann Hazelrigg, University of Vermont

10:45 AM A Minimal Spray Program for Cold Climate Grapes
Dr. Terence Bradshaw, Fruit Specialist, UVM

11:15 AM Resistance Management
Laura McDermott, Fruit Specialist, CCE ENYCHP

11:45 AM NY Grape and Wine Association Update
Sam Filler, President, NY Grape and Wine Association

12:00 Noon Lunch

1:00 PM Wine Faults Workshop
Dr. Anna Katharine Mansfield, Cornell University
Chris Gerling, CCE Geneva

5:00 PM END

2017 NENY & VT Grape School Registration Form.pdf
2017 NENY & VT Winter Grape School Agenda.pdf