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Willsboro NY Grape Variety Planting in 6th year

by Tim Martinson The Willsboro grape variety planting, on Cornell’s Baker Farm within view of Lake Champlain, continues for its sixth year.  Twenty-five different cultivars, including Minnesota named varieties and numbered selections, Elmer Swenson varieties, and other hybrids are planted there. I visited the Willsboro planting on my way back from our ‘NE-1020 and Northern […]

June “Northern Grapes News” Posted

June 19th, 2014 Northern Grapes News The new Northern Grapes News is now available. In this issue: -Managing Winter-Injured Vines -NGP Profile: Miguel Gomez -2012 Michigan Tasting Room Research – A Series: Issue #4, The Impact of Tasting Room Fees on Wine Purchases -Northern Grapes Project Funding Update -Equipment for Small Wineries Sorry, this is […]

Northern Grapes News November Issue Posted

  The November 2013 issue of the Northern Grapes News has been published on our website. In this issue: Using Selected Yeast Strains to Reduce Wine Total Acidity (Katie Cook, UMN) Funding and the Future of the Northern Grapes Project (Tim Martinson, Cornell) NGP Team Profile: Bill Gartner (Chrislyn Particka) 2012 Michigan Wine Tasting Room […]

Results of Canopy Management in Marquette and Frontenac: NNYGGA meeting Monday 28

NNYGGA Meeting October 28, 6-8PM Cornell Coop Extension Office Watertown NY Results of Marquette and Frontenac Training Trials Thanks to Sue Maring for inviting me to speak at the NNYGGA meeting in Watertown on Monday, October 28. We are in the second year of training system trials at Coyote Moon Vineyards in Clayton.  We are […]

Veraison to Harvest #7 posted

    October 11:  The seventh issue of ‘Veraison to Harvest’ for 2013 is now available online at: In this issue… Around New York (p1-2: Martinson, Haggerty, Hoying, Wise & Tarleton, Walter-Peterson) Project Focus: First Harvest at the Teaching and Demonstration Vineyard  (p3 Walter-Peterson) Project Focus: Under-Trellis Cover Crops at Lansing (p4 Martinson) Fruit Maturation Report […]

La Crescent Harvest at Coyote Moon

(reprinted from Veraison to Harvest issue #3, September 13, 2013) This past Tuesday, we harvested a small trial of La Crescent grapes at Coyote Moon vineyards near Clayton NY. We are calling it the ‘crop load’ study, although it might more properly be called the ‘cluster thinning’ trial. Cluster thinning is used by growers to […]

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