Spotted Lanternfly: It’s time to be on the lookout!
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...
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...
“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.
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...
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.