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Report

Life After Broad Spectrums … Can We Survive?
EPA restrictions against broad spectrum pesticides are imminent. What does that mean for the future of Eastern grape production? Dave Combs, research support specialist in Dr. Katie Gold’s Grape Pathology Laboratory at Cornell AgriTech, shares his take on what grape disease management will look like in a post-broad-spectrum world.
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
  • Viticulture and Enology
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News

The first detection of established spotted lanternfly ( Lycorma delicatula ) populations in New York was one among many of the ominous events of 2020. We’ve been monitoring for this pest for a while, but now that it is in the state and closer to...
  • Food Science
  • Viticulture and Enology
  • Food
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News

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has revived its Grapevine Certification Program after a 40-year hiatus, and NY-certified vines derived from virus-tested, foundation plantings are now available from three New York...
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  • Viticulture and Enology
  • Food
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Report

“Biopesticides” are moving into the mainstream. While earlier versions gained a reputation for only modest efficacy in comparison with conventional synthetic fungicides, new products are proliferating – and offer comparable performance that sometimes rivals the ‘gold standards’ that growers rely upon.
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  • Viticulture and Enology
  • Food
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Spotlight

You started your extension job with the Finger Lakes Grape program after several years as a research associate in Entomology. What was your biggest surprise when you started in extension? My first thought was “what am I doing here?” I may know a...
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  • Viticulture and Enology
  • Food

Video highlights

2021 VR Fruit Thinning

Watch researcher Terry Bates' team linked a GIS-based prescription map to a grape harvester to achieve variable-rate fruit thinning in Concord grapes.  The map-based inputs were used to control the bow-rod oscillation speed to remove 10, 25, or 40% of the crop to achieve balanced cropping on variable-sized vines.

Grape breeding at Cornell University

Researchers unlock genetic clues to help grapes survive winter

EfficientVineyard Summary Video 2020