Mechanical grape thinning pays off for growers
Western New York grape growers who used mechanical crop thinning techniques saved millions of dollars of crop damage.
Economists explore 'loca-pouring' of wines
The décor and menu are the most useful predictors of whether restaurants across the state will offer New York wines, according to new Dyson School research.
New micro water sensor can aid growers
Grape growers, food processors and even concrete makers all benefit from water sensors for accurate moisture readings. Cornell researchers have developed a fingertip-sized sensor that is a hundred times more sensitive than current devices, and they hope to produce it for as little as $5 each.
Luke Haggerty Joins the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program
Luke Haggerty is the newest member of the Lake Erie Regional Grape Extension Program. He joins the four-member team, based at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory, as Viticulture Extension Educator.
Contest harvests names for new wine grapes
After a naming challenge drew 1,100 suggestions from around the world, a Cornell breeder has revealed the secret identities of two new wine grapes - Arandell and Aromella.
Contest seeks names for two new wine grapes
A contest and social media campaign seek names for new two wine grape varieties from Cornell.
Hotline and wine lab relaunch after 25 years
The New York State Wine Analytical Lab at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, N.Y., with new equipment, serves as a troubleshooter for state wineries.
Andrew Landers receives Research Award
The New York Wine and Grape Foundation presented its Research Award to Andrew Landers at its annual Unity Banquet on February 18.
New York produces eco-friendly vines and wines
Cornell is teaching students and producers how to incorporate sustainable practices in growing grapes and developing wines through a course for students and workbook for professionals.
Wine conference addresses aging and keeping of wines
The 40th Annual New York State Wine Industry Workshop in Geneva, N.Y., April 13-15, examined winemaking and its challenges in eastern, cool-climate wine regions.
'NY Nightly News' features Cornell Enologists
Anna Katharine Mansfield, assistant professor of Enology and Christopher Gerling, Enology extension associate, stop by NBC's "New York Nightly News" to talk about New York's fine wines.
Big Red boast for Long Island winery
"Ezra Update" visits Bedell Cellars, a Long Island winery that boasts not only award-winning wines, but several generations of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduates.
$1.3 million grant to boost eastern wine industry
Cornell has received some $1.3 million as part of a larger grant to help East Coast vineyards be more productive.
Big Red – and White – for the First Time at the Viticulture & Enology Program
Students in CALS' Viticulture and Enology program produce Cornell’s Teaching Winery’s first wines during the ’09-’10 school year.
<em>Wine Spectator</em> features CALS' Enology Program
As New York's wine industry grows, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences provides a valuable program
CALS plans major renovation of Stocking Hall
The four-year, multiphase project, scheduled to begin in September 2010, will outfit the 86 year-old hall with new labs, as well as a new dairy plant and winery.
New lab in Portland, N.Y., focuses on vines and wines
Cornell deepened its century-long commitment to western New York's wine, grape and juice industries when it opened its new $5.4 million Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory, Aug. 25
Summer scholars focus on plant disease
The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station hosted 11 undergraduates from around the country in a new plant sciences program this summer.
'Lab on a chip' to measure water stress in plants
Embedded microsensors being developed at Cornell will measure water stress in grapevines and will help vintners strike the precise balance between drought and overwatering.
Three USDA units at Cornell to receive $925,000
Three USDA labs at Cornell - the Holley Center for Agriculture and Health in Ithaca and the Plant Genetic Resources Unit and Grape Genetics Research Unit in Geneva - will share $925,000 for upgrades.
New online tool helps New York growers choose vineyard sites
Online tool analyzes site-specific factors, such as air temperature, growing season length, soil chemistry and more.
Cornell Vineyard Research Laboratory marks 100 years of grape research
Facility celebrates the 100th anniversary of Cornell’s grape research and extension programs in the Lake Erie region.
Teaching winery opens on campus
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Teaching Winery opened April 1. The winery, attached to the Cornell Orchards store, will act as the Ithaca hub for CALS' new viticulture and enology undergraduate major.
Cornell helps develop robotic tractor and sprayer
Andrew Landers, a pesticide application engineer at NYSAES, is part of a $3.9 million USDA-funded project to develop, test and evaluate a fleet of autonomous tractors designed for precision agriculture applications.
CU signs grape agreement with Sun World International
Cornell and Sun World operate two of the world's leading fresh grape breeding programs. The venture aims to combine their research strengths to develop improved varieties for grape growers, both here and abroad.