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Issue 16, December 2013

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News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program 
Issue 16 December 2013


Mechanical Crop Thinning

RESEARCH AND EXTENSION FOCUS

Mechanical Crop Thinning Pays Off for Concord Growers
Facing heavily overcropped vineyards, Concord growers applied mechanical thinning to 40% of of Eastern juice grape acres, for an economic benefit estimated at  $9 to $11 million.  Thinning technology is an outgrowth of 15 years of field trials and industry outreach in Western NY.


Wayne Wilcox

FACULTY FOCUS

5 Questions for Wayne Wilcox
Since 1994, Wayne Wilcox has led Cornell's grape pathology research and extension effort, combining cultural and chemical methods into effective and economical disease management recommendations for growers.


Andrea Sims

STUDENT FOCUS

Amanda Sims MPS '13: From Philosophy to Wine Industry
The Master of Professional Studies is a flexible, one-year degree program that prepares students—from recent grads to career changers—to pursue careers in enology and viticulture.  For recent grad Amanda Sims it was a bridge between a philosophy degree, cellar work and finding her place in the wine industry.


Jim Wolpert

GRAPES 101

Vine Balance and the Role of Vineyard Design
Vine spacing is an important design consideration for new vineyards - and can profoundly affect management for the life of the vineyard. Jim Wolpert,  UC Davis, outlines how vine spacing and shoot number affect vine growth.


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UPCOMING EVENT

Business, Enology, and Viticulture come together at B.E.V. NY
The New York Wine Industry Workshop and Finger Lakes Grape Grower Conference have joined forces to become B.E.V. NY, to be held February 27-March 1 at the Waterloo Holiday Inn.  Register here.


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