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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 […]

Wet weather, aerial rooting, disease management

Humid conditions and frequent rainfall have occurred across New York.  A drying trend is in the forecast for the next several days.  What are the consequences? Soils and Water. Ample water and fertility promote shoot growth.  Vines have grown fast this year, and to a much greater extent than last year.  So whatever canopy manipulation […]

Field Day July 22 at Coyote Moon Vineyards

    Northern Grapes Project Field Day 4:00 – 6:00 followed by barbecue Coyote Moon Vineyards, Clayton, NY. (Directions)                                           4-6:00 PM. The Northern Grapes Project is in its second year, including field training systems […]

Tasting Room Workshop August 29 in Greenwich, NY

Training your Customers: Effective Tasting Room Techniques Thursday, August 29th 9 am – 3:30 pm Christ the King Center (an Episcopalian camp and retreat center located 30 minutes East of Saratoga Springs, NY) 575 Burton Road, Greenwich, NY This workshop is an opportunity for your tasting room employees to gain a broader perspective on the […]