The Finger Lakes Grape Program provides grape growers with research-based information to help improve profitability, product quality, and business sustainability. This is accomplished through a number of varying means of outreach, including direct e-mails, periodic newsletters, conferences, field meetings, and web-based content.
Outreach and Extension Focus
The Finger Lakes Grape Program provides unbiased, research-based information to the region’s grape growers in areas including vineyard and pest management practices, new vineyard establishment, farm business management and marketing and business development as a means of supporting the industry’s growth and long-term sustainability. The FLGP disseminates this information by variety of means, including printed and electronic communications, field meetings and workshops, and an annual winter conference.
Awards and Honors
- Industry Award (2013) New York Wine & Grape Foundation
- Walter-Peterson, H. C. (2012). Managing Magnesium. American Fruit Grower Meister Media Worldwide, Willoughby, OH.
Presentations and Activities
- Effect of Late Season Fungicides on Fermentation and Sensory Attributes. Winter Technical Meeting. February 2013. Virginia Vineyards Association. Charlottesville, VA.
- Effects of Late-Season Fungicide Applications on Fermentation & Wine Flavors. ASEV-Eastern Section Annual Meeting. July 2012. ASEV-Eastern Section. Traverse City, MI.
- Developing a Vineyard Nutrient Management Plan. Finger Lakes Grape Growers Conference. March 2012. Finger Lakes Grape Program. Waterloo, NY.