Issue 48, May 20, 2022
News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program, May 20, 2022
After a hiatus of 40 years, the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets has revived its Grapevine Certification Program. New York certified, virus-tested vines are now available from three New York nurseries.
Understanding berry injury as a risk factor for sour rot and evaluating sustainable management options (pdf)
Entomology grad student Rekha Bhandari and Greg Loeb's lab looked at the role of berry injury in sour rot development and evaluated a reduced insecticide treatment regime for managing sour rot.
Tim Martinson, senior extension associate emeritus (retired) who led the Statewide Viticulture Extension Program at Cornell AgriTech answers five questions posed by Chris Gerling, senior enology extension associate.
Grape pathologist Dr. Katie Gold summarizes nine years of biopesticide disease management trials at Cornell AgriTech.
- Vine Removal Technique Foils Devastating Grape Disease
This Cornell Chronicle article details Marc Fuchs and Greg Loeb's successful five year commercial-scale trial to eliminate grapevine leafroll virus from a Cabernet Franc vineyard.
- Renowned Cornell University Grape Pathologist Dr. Wayne Wilcox to Receive ASEV’s Highest Honor
Wayne Wilcox, professor of plant pathology at Cornell AgriTech will be presenting the Merit Award presentation, “Molds, Mildews, and Rots: Bread and Butter to a Grape Pathologist” at the 73rd ASEV National Conference, on June 22, in San Diego, Calif.
- Cornell Extension Specialist, Fermentation Expert Chris Gerling Confirmed as ASEV Extension Distinction Award Recipient
Chris Gerling, senior extension associate in the department of food science at Cornell AgriTechwill present a talk entitled “Of Course There’s Jalapeño in It: Enology Extension in the Craft Beverage Era” on June 21 at the 73rd ASEV National Conference in San Diego, California.
Partnership bears fruit with release of two new grape varieties
Two newly released grape varieties, developed collaboratively between Dr Bruce Reisch's program at Cornell AgriTech and Sun World International, a global fruit genetics and licensing company, offer new flavors for consumers and better growing characteristics for farmers.
Variable Rate Mechanical Fruit Thinning For Vine Balance in Concord Vineyards (Video, 8 min)
This video shows how researcher Terry Bates' team linked a GIS-based prescription map to a grape harvester to achieve variable-rate fruit thinning in Concord grapes. The map-based inputs were used to control the bow-rod oscillation speed to remove 10, 25, or 40% of the crop to achieve balanced cropping on variable-sized vines.