LERGP 25 YEARS Summer Conference

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 11, 2017
Portland, NY

Come celebrate 25 years with LERGP at the Summer Grower Conference.

Grower Paper Registration Form (PDF; 355KB)

LERGP Summer Growers’ Conference

Do you find the changes to the Worker Protection Standard regulations confusing?  Have you heard all the chatter at the Coffee Shop about sensors and variable rate technology?  How about why there is so much late season grape berry moth damage and what can be done about it?  The answer to these questions and more are available – along with the highly sought after pesticide recertification credits (up to 2.5 for NY and 5 for PA) – at the LERGP Summer Growers’ Conference on August 11, 2017 at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory (CLEREL) 6592 West Main Road, Portland, NY.

The conference will be held in the CLEREL meeting room and will start at 9AM and adjourn by 4 PM.  The cost includes a day of education and a catered lunch and is a bargain at $20 for members of LERGP.  With on-line pesticide credits going at $30 per credit it is like you are paying yourself $55 to attend.


7:30 AM Tradeshow set up begins

8:30 AM Registration and Tradeshow open

9:00 AM Welcome Tim Weigle

9:10 to 9:45 AM Using the Grape Berry Moth Model on NEWA
Tim Weigle, NYS IPM Program and Andy Muza, LERGP, Penn State

9:45 to 10:15 AM Managing Resistance and Late Season Fungicide Applications
Bryan Hed, LERGP, Penn State

10:15 to 10:45 AM Insect Update
Jody Timer, LERGP, Penn State

10:45 to 11:45 AM Update on Changes in the Worker Protection Standard Regulations
Michael Nierenberg, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

11:45 to Noon Excellence in IPM Award Presentation ??” Jennifer Grant

Noon to 1:30 PM Lunch and Visit Tradeshow

1:30 to 2:00 PM Precision Vineyard Imaging
Dr. Stephen Nuske, Carnegie Melon University

2:00 to 2:30PM Variable Rate Shoot Thinning The Hows and Whys
Jackie Dresser and Rhiann Jakubowski, Lake Erie Regional Grape Program

2:30 to 3:00 PM “Efficient Vineyard” SCRI Project Update
Terry Bates, LERGP, CLEREL Director

3:00 to 3:30 PM Economics of Using Cover Crops
Kevin Martin, LERGP, Penn State

3:30 to 4:00 PM Efficient Vineyard Project
James Taylor, New Castle University

4:00 PM Adjourn
Come celebrate 25 years with LERGP at the Summer Grower Conference.


To register, visit the LERGP website https://lergp.cce.cornell.edu/ and look in the Upcoming Events section in the lower right hand corner of the home page.

LERGP Open House

Celebrating 25 years 1992-2017

August 12, 2017
Portland, NY

Please join us at the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program (LERGP) celebrates its 25th anniversary by holding an open house on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory, 6592 West Main Road, Portland, NY 14769.
The open house will begin at 10 AM with a welcome by LERGP staff and short presentations by invited guests who have been instrumental in the success of LERGP over the years. After the opening presentations participants will have the opportunity to take a hay ride around the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory to get an in-field understanding of the research and extension projects that are being conducted on-site and in grower vineyards. Come hear about the cutting edge sensor research being conducted through the USDA/NIFA SCRI project “Efficient Vineyard” providing growers with the ability for field computers to do on-the fly adjustments as they drive down the row, how weather stations connected to the Network for Environment and Weather Applications provide grape growers the information they need to make informed decisions in the implementation of their insect and disease management programs, as well as view research on cover cropping in vineyards and hops IPM production practices, to name just a few of the stops. Hay rides will leave on the half hour and last approximately an hour with the last tour starting at noon. A lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided to everyone at the end of their tour.

Virtual Hop IPM Meetings

As part of our New York Farm Viability Institute grant Hops IPM from Greenhouse to Field we are starting biweekly meetings to discuss what is currently happening in hop yards across the state.  We are using Zoom, a distance learning software that will allow you to enter the meeting room using your computer.  There will be no formal agenda other than an update on what IPM practices should be on your radar and then the meeting will be opened up for questions and answers.  These meetings will be a great opportunity to hear about what is happening across the state (depending on who all participate) as well as interact with extension staff and fellow growers.  If you are interested and would like to attend please login using the connection information for the appropriate date and time found below.  We have scheduled the meetings during the lunch hour so you can multitask and participate while you eat. And the best part is you can click in and out at any time.  We will be recording the sessions so if you find you are running out of time you can type in a question and come back to the recording to hear the answer at your convenience.  If you have any questions, please contact Tim Weigle at thw4@cornell.edu.

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