A System Approach to Concord Productivity and Fruit Quality in the Lake Erie Production Region
Bates, Terence; Weigle, Timothy; Haggerty, Luke; Martin, Kevin; Muza, Andy
Research-based IPM practices have been developed and modeled for grape pests on the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) website. The purpose of this project was to determine if adoption of cost-effective, research-based IPM practices could be increased through a daily email (eNEWA alert) and education of the resources available on NEWA. Forty-seven participants took part in the beta testing of an eNEWA-grape alert. An end of season survey found that 88% of respondents found the eNEWA-grape alert to be above average in usefulness overall with over 90% finding it to be great or above average in the implementation of their vineyard IPM strategy.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Weather Forecasting; Grapes; Communication