New York Guide to Sustainable Viticulture Practices: Grower Self-Assessment Workbook
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Wise, Alice; Martinson, Timothy E.; Hawk, Jamie; Weigle, Tim; Tarleton, Libby
Designed to both document sustainable grape growing practices already in place and promote sustainable practices throughout the industry, the workbook is primarily an educational tool to bring awareness to the economic, environmental and social implications of specific viticultural practices. The self-assessment provides a baseline for potential modifications detailed in an action plan drawn up after completing the workbook. VineBalance is a joint effort by the wine and juice grape industry, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the New York Department of Agriculture and Market’s Soil and Water Conservation Committee to define and promote the use of sustainable growing practices on the 33,000 acres of vineyards in New York. Grape production is a high-profile agricultural enterprise. By making it an industry-wide goal to produce grapes, juice, and wine using sustainable practices, participating growers will help themselves and the state by reducing environmental risks and ensuring a healthy future for New York’s grape growing industry.
Major funding for developing this workbook was provided by an Extension Innovation Grant from the New York Farm Viability Institute, a Risk Management Education grant from the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education, and industry funding through Lake Erie Regional Grape Program, Inc, and the New York Wine and Grape Foundation.
VineBalance; wine and juice grape industry; Cornell Cooperative Extension; New York Department of Agriculture and Market; best practices; self-assessment
Online Version http://www.vinebalance.com/index.php
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