eNEWA is a daily email notification system that provides summarized weather, disease and insect model information based on NEWA tools and resources found at http://newa.cornell.edu. Read this article to learn more.
Daily eNEWA summaries contain current weather and grape pest model information from one or more NEWA stations of your choice, delivered at times of your choice. Each eNEWA notification contains the following information:
High, low and average temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and relative humidity
eNEWA is a convenient way to get a quick overview of pest potentials for your vineyard operation without clicking through the NEWA website every day. eNEWA is not meant to replace the NEWA website, but it does provide a quick and easy way to know if you need to visit http://newa.cornell.edu/ for a closer look. For example, if eNEWA reports a potential infection event for one of the grape disease models you can visit the model on NEWA to get additional management information specific to your site.
Sign up for eNEWA
Visit the eNEWA registration page to sign up for a free 2019 subscription. You can choose up to five locations in NY or PA and up to 3 daily email delivery times. Contact the NEWA Help Desk if you have sign up questions.
Grape growers in the Lake Erie region of Western New York and Northwest Pennsylvania have expanded access to NEWA grape models and resources thanks to the recent addition of new weather stations throughout the region where LERGP collaborators have been working to expand NEWA coverage for grape growers along the Lake Erie and Lake Ontario growing regions.
There are now 26 active NEWA locations in the Lake Erie and Lake Ontario grape growing regions of NY and PA.
Tim Weigle, NYS IPM Statewide Grape IPM Specialist, reports that 70% of respondents to a 2018 NY vineyards survey already use NEWA. Many participants who don’t currently use NEWA indicated that lack of access to model results from nearby weather stations was the primary limitation to greater usage. Addition of these 11 new stations to the network in Western NY will help reduce this barrier for growers interested in using NEWA grape disease and insect models.
Do you NEWA?
Watch this YouTube video that features Tim Weigle as he discusses many more details of recent NEWA expansion in Western NY.
Grape harvest is almost done. What is your late season pest management strategy? Tim Weigle, Statewide Grape and Hops IPM Specialist with the New York State IPM program, talks about end of season grape insect and disease management.