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2020 Veraison to Harvest #5

2020 Veraison to Harvest #5

Veraison to Harvest incorporates weekly fruit sampling from from Lake Erie, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Finger Lakes regions of New York into one easy-to-read table informing growers and winemakers throughout New York of how the ripening season is progressing.

In this issue:

  • Around New York (Martinson, Wise, Walter-Peterson, Russo, Meyers, Bates)
  • Drink Local, Learn Digital: Help Us Make Virtual B.E.V. NY Great (Gerling)
  • Fruit Composition Report (Gerling, Russo, Walter-Peterson, Meyers, Wise)
  • Coronavrus Food Assistance Program Expanded to Include Wine Grapes (WineAmerica & NY Wine and Grape Foundation)

Veraison to Harvest is a weekly electronic newsletter put out by viticulture and enology extension personnel from Lake Erie, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Finger Lakes. Each issue provides accurate and up-to-date regional data while giving a statewide perspective as well. V to H begins in early September and concludes in late October.

2020 Veraison to Harvest #4

2020 Veraison to Harvest #4

Veraison to Harvest incorporates weekly fruit sampling from from Lake Erie, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Finger Lakes regions of New York into one easy-to-read table informing growers and winemakers throughout New York of how the ripening season is progressing.

In this issue:

  • Around New York (Martinson, Wise, Walter-Peterson, Russo, Meyers, Bates)
  • Robots and Sensors for Vineyard Research and Management (Martinson, Gold, and Jiang)
  • Fruit Composition Report (Gerling, Russo, Walter-Peterson, Meyers, Wise)
  • Downy Mildew on Clusters in Spray Trial (Photo, Martinson)

Veraison to Harvest is a weekly electronic newsletter put out by viticulture and enology extension personnel from Lake Erie, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Finger Lakes. Each issue provides accurate and up-to-date regional data while giving a statewide perspective as well. V to H begins in early September and concludes in late October.

2020 Veraison to Harvest #3

2020 Veraison to Harvest #3

Veraison to Harvest incorporates weekly fruit sampling from from Lake Erie, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Finger Lakes regions of New York into one easy-to-read table informing growers and winemakers throughout New York of how the ripening season is progressing.

In this issue:

  • Around New York (Martinson, Wise, Walter-Peterson, Russo, Meyers, Bates)
  • The Welcome Chaos of Harvest: Update from the Cornell Craft Beverage Analysis Lab (Gerling)
  • Fruit Composition Report (Gerling, Russo, Walter-Peterson, Meyers, Wise)
  • Vignoles Harvest at CLEREL (Photo, Bates)

Veraison to Harvest is a weekly electronic newsletter put out by viticulture and enology extension personnel from Lake Erie, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Finger Lakes. Each issue provides accurate and up-to-date regional data while giving a statewide perspective as well. V to H begins in early September and concludes in late October.

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August 2020 issue of Appellation Cornell

The August 2020 issue of Appellation Cornell is available online.

This issue features:

2020 Veraison to Harvest #2

2020 Veraison to Harvest #2

Veraison to Harvest incorporates weekly fruit sampling from from Lake Erie, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Finger Lakes regions of New York into one easy-to-read table informing growers and winemakers throughout New York of how the ripening season is progressing.

In this issue:

  • Around New York (Martinson, Wise, Walter-Peterson, Russo, Meyers)
  • Concord Berry Curve (Bates)
  • Concord Planting at Cornell AgriTech Tests Grapevine Leafroll Disease Impact (Martinson)
  • Fruit Composition Report (Gerling, Russo, Walter-Peterson, Meyers, Wise)
  • Tasting rooms adapt to COVID-19 (Photo, Martinson)

Veraison to Harvest is a weekly electronic newsletter put out by viticulture and enology extension personnel from Lake Erie, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Finger Lakes. Each issue provides accurate and up-to-date regional data while giving a statewide perspective as well. V to H begins in early September and concludes in late October.

View back issues.

July 20 webinar: High Tech Precision Orchard Spraying

On Monday, July 20th at 4:00pm, Mike Basedow of the CCE ENYCH team is hosting a Precision Orchard Spraying webinar.  The work being presented has pertinence to berry crops, grapes and even staked vegetables.  Please share widely and consider attending if you have interest in this topic.

High Tech Precision Orchard Spraying

  • Date – July 20, 2020
  • Time – 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Location – Zoom webinar
  • Host – Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Join us the afternoon of July 20th to learn what’s new in orchard precision spraying technology. We’ll be joined by Dr. Jason Deveau, Dr. Heping Zhu, and Steve Booher.

Jason is an Application Technology Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Jason literally “wrote the book” on precision spraying, and will discuss the basic principles of precision spraying, along with what has been achieved over the last 35 years using rate controllers.

We will then hear from Dr. Zhu and Steve Booher. Heping is an Agricultural Engineer with the US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, and has extensively researched intelligent spray application technologies for horticultural crops. Steve is the founder and CEO of Smart Guided Systems, who worked closely with Heping to commercialize their research into the Smart Apply Intelligent Spray Control SystemTM.  Heping and Steve will discuss the science behind and the commercial application of their system, which utilizes pulsed lasers and advanced computer algorithms to remotely sense the volume of each tree to deliver a precise spray volume in real time.

After their presentations, we will open up the meeting for all three presenters to field questions and comments.

We request that you register ahead: Online registration.

Agenda

Dr. Jason Deveau, OMAFRA

  • The physics of pressure and flow (opening definitions and context).
  • The relationship between flow and travel speed on application rate: The plants perspective.
  • Rate controllers: Why haven’t air-assist sprayers adopted this technology (New since 1985!)
  • How rate controllers solve problems (and cause a couple).
  • Rate controllers: Three levels of sophistication.
  • Rate controllers: The gateway drug to precision agriculture and traceability.

 Dr. Heping Zhu, USDA ARS, and Steve Booher, Smart Guided Systems

  • Basic theory and science behind the smart apply precision spray system
  • Results of field tests
  • Current Smart Apply commercial products and what growers can do with them

 Open Q&A

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May 2020 issue of Appellation Cornell

The May 2020 issue of Appellation Cornell is available online. This issue features:

New publication: Best Management Practices for U-Pick Farms During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New at the Cornell Small Farms website:

Best Management Practices for U-Pick Farms During the COVID-19 Pandemic

U-Pick is a critical direct marketing approach for many of our farms and provides customers with a unique connection to fresh produce grown close to home. In light of what we understand about the spread of COVID-19, new management practices will be needed to protect your farm team and your customers. This document provides recommended practices and communication strategies for U-Pick operations for the 2020 season.

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March 2020 issue of Appellation Cornell

The March 2020 issue of Appellation Cornell is available online. This issue features:

May 2019 issue of Appellation Cornell

Appellation Cornell​​
News from Cornell’s Viticulture and Enology Program
May 2019

In this issue:

Featured video:

Scheid Shoot Thinning Demo – LERGP Podcast #115. This video shows a demonstration of variable rate mechanical shoot thinning in a California Central Coast Pinot Noir vineyard. There is also a second video in the series — Lodi Gallo Shoot Thinning Demo.

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