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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 […]

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 […]

Insect and Mite Pests 2015

By Dr Greg Loeb Greg Loeb has written a summary of selected insect and mite pests and their management, including grape phylloxera, banded grape bug and lygocoris (early season cluster feeders) and spotted wing drosophila.   It was printed in the Finger Lakes Vineyard Notes newsletter. Thanks to Hans Walter-Peterson for allowing me to repost this […]

2014 NY and PA Pest Management Guidlines for Grapes

The 2014 NY/PA Pest Management Guidelines for grapes are now available and can be ordered online, or purchased through your local l Cornell Cooperative Extension office.  A downloadable form for mail or fax orders is available here. To order through the Cornell Store, order online at or call (800) 624-4080. Note that this site […]

Tomato Gall

I’ve received several inquiries about these strange nodules that form on grapevine shoots – and seem to be unusually numerous this year.   These growths are galls formed by a minute fly called a gall midge that lays its eggs within developing grape shoots.  The eggs and larvae induce formation of these unusual growths, which provide […]

Grape Berry Moth and Phylloxera

Aerial Phylloxera. At some sites we are starting to see young leaves with aerial phylloxera.  In many cases, these vineyards will already have developed a large part of their canopy (eg. 12-14 leaves with no phylloxera galls).  If the majority of your leaves are ‘clear’ but you see phylloxera on the shoot tips,  I wouldn’t worry […]

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