News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program, May 2021
Mechanical hedging often results in lateral shoot growth and tight clusters. Shoot wrapping or shoot tucking can reduce lateral shoot growth and cluster compactness.
Chris Gerling revisits his previous article on "Conversion factors: from vineyard to bottle". It turns out it's more complicated.
Since Cornell's undergraduate program started in 2008, its graduates have entered a variety of jobs. Seven alumni reflect on how their Cornell experience has shaped their careers.
Entomologists Brian Eshenaur and Greg Loeb talk about where spotted lanternfly was confirmed in 2020, and what to look for as you manage your vineyards in 2021.
RESEARCH IN PLAIN ENGLISH (RIPE)
It’s all in your head(space). Researchers invent automatable method to measure free S02 in wine
The Sacks lab presents a new and easily automated method of measuring "truly" free S02 using headspace gas chromatography (HS-GC).
- Cornell AgriTech appoints Anna Katherine Mansfield as Associate Director
Enologist and associate professor Anna Katherine Mansfield has been appointed as associate director of Cornell AgriTech, starting her new role on July 1, 2021.
- Marc F. Fuchs honored as 2021 American Phytopathological Society Fellow
Cornell AgriTech virologist Marc F. Fuchs has been recognized by the APS for his significant fundamental discoveries in plant virology and virus disease ecology.
- Senator Chuck Schumer asks USDA to resume collection of annual grape production and periodic acreage data in NY
In a May 3 press conference at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards, Senator Schumer made a case for “the reinstatement of data collection that will help NY continue to grow this $6.65 billion in economic revenue industry”. The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service stopped collecting acreage information in 2011 and discontinued annual production surveys in 2018.
- Cornell develops easy and low-cost yield prediction method for early season crop estimates
A new smartphone app in development by Cornell viticulture professor Justine Vanden Heuvel and engineering professor Kirstin Petersen will offer vineyard growers a low cost, easy and more accurate way to estimate their grape crop early in the growing season.
- Uncovering the genetics behind the perfect grape flower
Cornell University and University of California, Davis researchers teamed up to uncover the genetic basis behind grapevine flower sex.
NEWA migrates to updated web site
The Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) has released a new version called NEWA 3.0, which offers an improved, personalized interface to make it easier to access information for your vineyard. The video tutorial below describes how to access and use the grape berry moth prediction model in NEWA: NEWA Quickstart Guide: Grape berry moth from NEWA.