The Department of Horticulture serves professionals, students and citizens of New York State, the nation, and the world, by generating and extending knowledge about fruits, vegetables and landscape plants, for the purpose of sustaining the environment, enhancing economic vitality, and improving the quality of life of individuals and their communities.

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  • Back-sweetened Wine and Apple Cider Inhibit Foodborne Pathogens 

    Xiong, Zirui Ray; Chen, Anqi; Jiang, Glycine Zhujun; Lewis, Alisha G.; Sislak, Christine D.; Worobo, Randy W.; Gibney, Patrick A. (Cornell University, 2021-08)
    In back-sweetened wine and apple cider, lower pH, higher alcohol reduce the risk of pathogens. Extending holding times can help ensure consumer safety in back-sweetened alcoholic beverages.
  • How Vineyard Acreage and Varieties in New York have Changed Since the mid-1950's 

    Martinson, Timothy E. (Cornell University, 2021-03)
    70 years of crop statistics tracked changes in New York's grape industry from the mid 1950s to the mid 2010s. These statistics are no longer being collected.
  • How Grapevine Buds Gain and Lose Cold-hardiness 

    Martinson, Timothy E. (Cornell University, 2011-02)
    Each year buds transition from a cold-tender to cold-hardy state through a gradual process that starts around veraison and continues through the winter.
  • Formal and Informal Wine Sensory Evaluation 

    Mansfield, Anna Katherine (Cornell University, 2010-08)
    Anna Katharine Mansfield discusses the purposes and applications of wine sensory evaluation.
  • Grape Berry Moth Management 

    Weigle, Tim (Cornell University, 2011-04)
    A new forecasting model and the Grape Berry Moth Risk Assessment Protocol help growers manage grape berry moth.
  • Resource Assimilation and Vineyard Productivity 

    Bates, Terry (Cornell University, 2010-04)
    Viticulture is about capturing sunlight and soil nutrients and converting them into organic compounds for fuel and growth.
  • The 2009 Grape and Wine Report 

    Creasap Gee, Jodi; Gerling, Chris (Cornell University, 2010-02)
    New York growers and vintners faced cool and sometimes rainy weather that reduced fruit set and often delayed ripening and harvest in 2009.
  • Sources and Sinks: Allocation of Photosynthates during the Growing Season 

    Martinson, Timothy E. (Cornell University, 2010-11)
    Carbon produced through photosynthesis is allocated to different tissues at different times in the growing season.
  • Untangling the concepts of vine size, capacity, crop level, vigor, and vine balance 

    Lasko, Alan (Cornell University, 2013-03)
    Vine size, vine capacity, cropping level, vine vigor, and vine balance are all related concepts describing vine productivity. They are commonly—but not always consistently—used. Horticulture professor Alan Lakso defines ...
  • How Grapevines Reconnect in the Spring 

    Martinson, Timothy E.; Goffinet, Martin (Cornell University, 2012-03)
    In midwinter, buds are isolated from the rest of the vine's vascular system. Signals from the buds reactivate the vine's vascular cambium, reconnecting shoots, trunks, and roots - a process starting at budswell and ending ...

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