News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program
March 1, 2016
Grapevine Winter Survival and Prospects with Changing Climate
Jason Londo, research geneticist with the USDA-ARS Grape Genetics Research Unit, discusses how grapevine genetics interact with climate variation, and what this means for bud dormancy and cold hardiness with climate change.
Five Questions for Luke Haggerty
Winter Internships at Bin to Bottle, California
Cornell viticulture and enology students Patrick Commane '16 and Emily Oetting '16 spent their winter breaks at Bin to Bottle, a custom crush facility in Napa Valley.
Success: Beyond Tons and Gallons
Measuring financial health is important for sustaining your vineyard business. A few simple indicators can help you understand its financial health, says Kevin Martin.
March 3 - March 5: B.E.V. NY
Hosted by Cornell University, this year's Business. Enology. Viticulture. conference features the latest from New York's grape and wine industry.
March 10-31 NCPN Webinar Series: Clean Plants for the Future
In this online seminar series, learn how the National Clean Plant Network, new testing protocols, and a revitalized New York certification program will reduce the risk of nursery-transmitted viral pathogens.
March 22: Lake Erie Regional Grape Program Conference
The 2016 LERGP Grower Conference at SUNY Fredonia will feature topics ranging from spring frost protection, new remote sensing technologies, and pesticide recertifcation credits. For more information, see this newsletter.
Research in Plain English
IN THE NEWS
- Cornell Wine Expert Ben Gavitt Dies at 59
Ben Gavitt '79, Director of Cornell's New York State Wine Analytical Laboratory, passed away from cancer on December 25, 2015. Gavitt, an Ithaca native, joined the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station in 1979, and dedicated his career to helping New York State winemakers improve the taste and quality of their wines.
- Cold Injury Prevention and Mitigation*
Tim Martinson, senior extension associate at NYSAES, discusses the impacts of unexpected cold temperatures on grape vines, and how growers can better prepare for winter in cold climate regions. *Editor's note - no longer available online (2019)
- Digital Mapping Could Help Growers Improve Vineyard Management Plans
A project at Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, led by Terry Bates, director of the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Lab, aims to improve digital mapping techniques for the grape industry. This technology will help grape growers better assess the health of their vineyards.
- Predicting the Wine Industry of Tomorrow
The future of the wine industry is discussed in this Wines & Vines article, including Terry Bates' work with remote sensing technology.
Accompanying this newsletter's "Research Focus" article, Jason Londo discusses grapevine bud dormancy and cold hardiness in this video presentation.