News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program, November 2018
PhD candidate Elizabeth Cieniewicz and plant pathology Professor Marc Fuchs discuss their research looking at the virus associated with Red Blotch Disease, how it spreads among vines, and the implications for management.
Russell Moss joined the grape and wine team at Cornell as a lecturer in viticulture in August of 2018. He also has launched his own Oregon wine brand, Bocamo, and is a vineyard management consultant.
Viticulture and Enology students Simmone Landau and Allyson Wentworth spent a semester away from campus, learning hands-on industry skills and vineyards and wineries.
Vineyard owners who would like to remove unwanted Concord blocks and to replant with other grape varieties or other agricultural crops, can apply for the Vineyard Improvement Program.
Flower and inflorescence development is a two year process, often starting around bloom when primordia in developing buds commit to becoming either an inflorescence or a tendril. Branching is largely complete by veraison, but floral parts complete development the following spring.
RESEARCH IN PLAIN ENGLISH
- Palissage Reduces Cluster Zone Lateral Shoots Compared to Hedging
Cornell Masters' recipient Justin France, Ph.D. student Ming-Yi Chou and viticulture professor Justine Vanden Heuvel assessed the value of palissage techniques of wrapping and tucking vine shoots as an alternative to hedging.
- December 11 (recurring every 2nd Tuesday of the month), The Hitchhiker's Guide to Precision Agriculture Webinar Series: Precision Viticulture at a Glance
- December 11, Northern Grape Project webinar - "Grapevine trunk diseases: The fungi that cause them, how they develop and spread, and how they are managed" with Jose Urbez Torres
- January 10, Long Island Agricultural Forum, Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus, Riverhead NY
- January 17, Northern Grape Project webinar - "Impact of fruit zone sunlight exposure on fruit composition of cold climate hybrid grapes" with Amaya Atucha
- February 21, Hudson Valley Fruit School, Desmond Conference Center, Albany NY
- February 27 - March 1, B.E.V. NY, RIT Inn & Conference Center, Henrietta NY
- March 13, Lake Erie Grape Grower Conference, Fredonia State University, Fredonia, NY (more info to come in February)
Project Helps Grape Growers Use New Technology Effectively in Vineyards
This "Growing Produce" article highlights The Efficient Vineyard Project, which aims to help grape growers integrate technology in a meaningful way, in order to grow higher quality grapes more efficiently.
EnoCert program spurs winery operation expertise
EnoCert is a new certification program that helps participants learn about the nuances of quality wine production from vine to glass. The first course took place in August with 27 participants from six different states.
Meet our new brewing expert
Kaylyn Kirkpatrick is our new brewing extension associate, as of Aug 20th. She answers some questions about her background and how she plans to help the New York brewing industry continue to grow.
Growers co-op reach 90 years
The "Growers Cooperative Grape Juice Company of Westfield" has, as of this year, been processing local juice grapes for 90 years, since the Great Depression.
Big, blue Everest Seedless is Cornell’s newest grape
The Everest Seedless, a cold-tolerant, seedless, large-berried, blue table grape, is the newest release from the Cornell Agritech breeding program.
Sustainable Winegrowing podcast: Under-vine cover crops
In this episode of the "Sustainable wine-growing podcast" by the Vineyard Team, Justine Vanden Heuvel (Cornell Professor of Viticulture) discusses the complexities of cover-cropping to manage soil fertility and weed pressure in the vineyard.
Meet Breanne Kisselstein
Breanna Kisselstein is a PhD candidate studying the genes associated with powdery mildew resistance in wine grapes. After graduating she hopes to become a professor and to continue to inspire others to love science.
The Lowdown on Yield Monitoring. The Efficient Vineyard project, which is affiliated with the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program in Portland NY, discusses some tools that can be used to evaluate and sense yield, and how make the most of that information.