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Climate Change and the Future of Sustainable Farming

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A presentation by Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, Director of Climate Science at the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists How is climate change affecting us today and over our lifetime? These are important questions for the wine community ask. Climate change has the potential to impact everyone in the wine supply chain […]

U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit

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Who: A gathering of regional winery and vineyard associations, engaged grower and vintner leaders, and others committed to the sustainability of their local vineyards, wineries and regions. What: Learn some of the driving forces behind the increasing interest in sustainable winegrowing. Be inspired with new ideas on how to bring sustainability education and outreach to your region’s […]

VineBalance RFP Information Session

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The New York Wine and Grape Foundation seeks a consultant to update VineBalance as the basis for a new sustainability certification program for the New York grape and wine industry. To support this process, we will be holding an online information session on June 16, 2021 at 1pm/EDT. Click Here to Register Background: NYWGF is […]

Spotted Lanternfly Update for New York Wineries & Growers

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All New York wineries and growers are invited to join us for this real-time update on the Spotted Lanternfly population in New York State and the multi-agency efforts to slow the spread. This event will  focus on information for the grape industry and ways in which we can all contribute to managing this new invasive […]

Winegrowers, the Foundation of Sustainability with Esther Mobley

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In the second installment of the Grower Series, this online session will focus on New York wine producers’ commitment to sustainability.  Esther Mobley, Wine Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, will lead the discussion with notable winemakers and vineyard managers, covering how they are practicing sustainability, from farming to winery and business practices – both as individual […]

VineBalance 2022 Virtual Workshop Series: Ecosystem Health

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Join Chris Serra, a leading expert in sustainable winegrowing certification, as we workshop a selection of new objectives introduced in the VineBalance 2022 update. Growers are invited to practice scoring their vineyard operations anonymously and ask questions as we move through key action items in the Ecosystem Health, Climate Resiliency, and Social Equity chapters of the […]

VineBalance 2022 Virtual Workshop Series: Climate Resiliency

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Join Chris Serra, a leading expert in sustainable winegrowing certification, as we workshop a selection of new objectives introduced in the VineBalance 2022 update. Growers are invited to practice scoring their vineyard operations anonymously and ask questions as we move through key action items in the Ecosystem Health, Climate Resiliency, and Social Equity chapters of the […]

VineBalance 2022 Virtual Workshop Series: Social Equity

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Join Chris Serra, a leading expert in sustainable winegrowing certification, as we workshop a selection of new objectives introduced in the VineBalance 2022 update. Growers are invited to practice scoring their vineyard operations anonymously and ask questions as we move through key action items in the Ecosystem Health, Climate Resiliency, and Social Equity chapters of the […]

New York Sustainable Winegrowing Vineyard Certification

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Join us as we discuss the vineyard certification program in more detail including how to get certified and the benefits of certification. Applications for the 2023 New York Sustainable Vineyard Certification are now open. The New York Sustainable Winegrowing Vineyard Certification is a voluntary third-party certification that ensures vineyards operate under best management practices to […]

NY Sustainable Vineyard Farming: Agrichemical Handling Facilities

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Join us as we discuss the why's & how-tos of vineyard agrichemical handling facilities - a critical part of sustainable vineyard farming. Agrichemical Handling Facilities are a critical part of sustainable vineyard farming in NYS. Large quantities of pesticides are stored, mixed, and field applied on an annual basis. Surface and groundwater can both be […]

Managing Pesticide Drift in Vineyards & Pesticide Recordkeeping

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This first portion of this presentation will look at the concerns with pesticide drift in vineyards, when it may be a problem, and ways to mitigate it. Mitigation options we’ll discuss include spraying practices to reduce drift, drift management requirements on pesticide labels, and equipment set-up and selection. The second portion of the program will […]

NY Sustainable Vineyard Farming: My Efficient Vineyard

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The MyEfficientVineyard (MyEV) software tool is a free web-based platform to help growers visualize and manage spatial information in their operations. Managers can build their farm, create blocks, and process sub-block spatial data for customized management decisions. We are starting a new collaboration with the NYWGF to build functions in MyEV to interactively track and […]