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Issue 21, May 2015

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News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program
May 26, 2015


Research Focus

RESEARCH FOCUS

22 Years of Grape Variety Trials Shape Long Island Grape Industry
Alice Wise, association senior educator at CCE of Suffolk County, and Cornell's Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center has conducted trials for over 50 Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon clonal selections as well as 46 novel grape varieties, transforming Long Island's grape industry. 


Upcoming EventsUPCOMING EVENTS
Western New York Hosts International Conference

International experts will come together to discuss the latest advancements with grapevine mechanization and precision agriculture from July 26 - 29, 2015 in Fredonia, New York.  To register: http://events.cals.cornell.edu/ishs


Tim Martinson

FACULTY FOCUS
Five Questions for Tim Martinson

As a senior extension associate, Dr. Tim Martinson shares his diverse experience and expertise with grape growers across New York State.


Student Focus

STUDENT FOCUS

Seniors Demonstrate Learning Through Capstone Projects
Each spring seniors in the viticulture and enology program research and present a topic of their interest, reflecting on their time in CALS and preparing them for any future endeavor.  


Grapes 101GRAPES 101

I Have Galls in my Vineyard: Should I Call my Nursery? 
Extreme winter low temperatures may lead to more grown gall formation this growing season.  Tim Martinson and Tom Burr, School of Integrative Plant Science, explain what causes this and how growers can be better prepared.   


Extension FocusEXTENSION FOCUS

Lake Erie Growers Respond to Markets and Freezing Temperatures
While the New York State wine industry has grown considerably, severe market and weather related factors pose several challenges, discussed by Kevin Martin, extension educator for the Cornell University Lake Erie Regional Grape Program.     


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FEATURED VIDEO

  • VitisGen is transforming the future of the grape industry.  In this short video industry members discuss the significance of this project and how it will shape generations to come.  For more information about the VitisGen project click here.