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2018 New York and Pennsylvania Pest Management Guidelines for Grapes Now Available

The Pesticide Management Education Program (PMEP) at Cornell University is pleased to announce the availability of the 2018 New York and Pennsylvania Pest Management Guidelines for Grapes. Written by Cornell and Penn State University specialists, this publication is designed to offer producers, seed and chemical dealers, and crop consultants practical information on growing and managing […]

Lime Sulfur and Anthracnose

March 30, 2017 Anthracnose is a disease that I have seen mostly in new plantings of Cold-hardy cultivars in New York.  I happen to think that the conditions for it to spread and take hold (warm, humid springs) are more common farther south than here in NY, but it has appeared in several vineyards here […]

You are invited… CRAVE conference Web Brodcast

CRAVE Conference Cornell Recent Advances in Viticulture and Enology November 4, 2015 8:30 – 3:30 PM ILR Conference Center and WebEx webinar You are invited… The annual CRAVE (Cornell Recent Advances in Viticulture and Enology) conference features 15 minute presentations by Cornell faculty, extension associates, and graduate students on current extension and research topics of […]


Printer-friendly pdf version:  Wilcox Mid-Season Downy Mildew 2014 by Wayne Wilcox Department of Plant Pathology, NYS Agricultural Experiment Station Ed. note: Rainfall and cool weather has brought about ideal conditions for Downy Mildew epidemics.  While some Northern Grape cultivars (eg. Frontenac family) are highly resistant to downy mildew, others are not. -TEM Plenty of downy […]

Orange Slime on Grapevine Trunks at Willsboro

Lindsay Pashow, who is maintaining the grape planting on Cornell’s Baker Farm in Willsboro, NY, sent some photos of  orange fungal growth on pruned grapevines at Willsboro.  This is a harmless fungal growth that feeds upon nutrients that come from the sap flow.  Although it looks dramatic, it should dry up and disappear a little […]

Return of the Orange Slime

By Wendy McFadden-Smith, Tender Fruit & Grape IPM Specialist Ontario Ministry of Agiriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) May/June 2011 Reprinted by permission. In the past week, you may have noticed orange slimy growth on bleeding pruning wounds in vineyards.  It tends to be associated with wounds that have prolific bleeding.  The wet soil conditions […]

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