About our Lake Erie location

Located in Portland, New York, the Cornell Lake Erie Research Extension Laboratory (CLEREL) supports the grape industries of western New York and Pennsylvania through precision viticulture, vineyard mechanization, and optimized nutrient management. Researchers in this region from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) have had a rich history of sustaining viticulture advancement of vineyard management and production systems, grape breeding, pest control and mechanical harvesting, among others. Today, researchers at CLEREL work together to increase yield, quality and lower production costs for growers in this important viticultural area of New York state.