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2013 Veraison to Harvest #1 Posted

August 30:  The first issue of ‘Veraison to Harvest’ for 2013 is now available online at: In this issue… Welcome to Veraison to Harvest (Martinson & Gerling) Around New York (Martinson, Haggerty, Hoying, Wise & Tarleton, Walter-Peterson) 2013 Lake Erie Concord Update (Bates) Late Season Sulfur Sprays (Wise) Luke Haggerty Joins the Lake Erie Regional Grape […]

August Northern Grapes Newsletter Posted

The August 2013 issue of the Northern Grapes News is now available on our website.  In this issue: -Necessary Evil: Chemical Deacidification for High Acid Wines -The National Clean Plant Network for Grapes – What is it doing for you? -NGP Team Profile: Paul Domoto -NGP Team Profile: Murli Dharmadhikari -2012 Michigan Tasting Room Research […]

Current Situation, August 29, 2013

Fruit Composition at Clayton On Monday, I (Chrislyn Particka) collected samples in our Frontenac training system and crop load studies, as well as “general” samples (i.e., not part of a study) from La Crescent and Marquette. Next week, I’ll collect sampels from our crop load study in La Crescent and training study in Marquette, and […]

Clayton Training Plots: Late Season Canopy Management

August 20, 2013. (Warning – this is a long post!) Chrislyn Particka and I just spent last monday at the Northern Grapes Project training system trials at Coyote Moon Vineyards in Clayton.  All varieties (Frontenac, Marquette, La Crescent) have passed through (or are passing through) veraison. Frontenac is the latest, lagging 5-7 days behind the […]

Thanks – Field Day at Coyote Moon Vineyards

Thanks to the Northern New York Grape Growers association for sponsoring and attending the Northern Grapes Project Field Day on July 22 at Coyote Moon Vineyards. Attendance was around 60.  Thanks to our presenters, Andrew Landers and Daniel Gomes, and NNYGGA president Sue Maring for organizational help.  Our deepest gratitude to the Randazzo Family, owners […]

Cold-Climate grapes in Northern Pennsylvania

I had the opportunity to visit several Northern Pennsylvania vineyards last week with Mark Chien, Penn State Viticulture Extension specialist.  John Thull, vineyard manager at the UM Horticultural Research Center (where all the Minnesota varieties were bred) and Andy Farmer, Northeast Vine Supply.  A sizable group near Tunkhannock in the Endless Mountains region near Scranton, […]

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