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Issue 33, May 2018

​News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program, May 2018 


Under-vine seedingRESEARCH FOCUS
Expanding the Use of Under-Vine Cover Crops in New York Vineyards

Research has shown that under-vine cover crops can help manage vigor and reduce erosion.  Grape extension specialists Alice Wise and Hans Walter-Peterson discuss management in Long Island and Finger Lakes vineyards, and how to adapt equipment for seeding cover crops under the trellis.


Demi PerrySTAFF FOCUS

Five Questions for Demi Perry

With a background in chemistry, sensory science, and enology, Demi works in Ithaca as both a technician and PhD student in Anna Katharine Mansfield's program on Cornell’s main campus.


Maple syrup wineSTUDENT FOCUS
V&E Senior Capstones Making a Difference for New York

The three projects focused on non-traditional fermentation products and methods involving maple syrup, vinegar, and de-aromatized Concord and Niagara.


Blackleaf Potassium deficiencyGRAPES 101

Potassium - From the Soil to the Wine

Potassium is the most abundant cation in plant tissues, grapes, juices, and wines.  Several factors affect its availability in the soil, uptake by vines, and concentration in the fruit, juice, and wine.


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UPCOMING EVENTS


NEWS​ BRIEFS


FEATURED VIDEO

Hans Walter-Peterson discusses the utility of cover crops and how to adapt vineyard equipment to sow seed under the vines.