PORTLAND, N.Y. — The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program has been producing a video blog for a few years now. These vlogs are intended to be a timely and easily accessed source of information and research updates regarding growing grapes in the Lake Erie Region. Topics generally include cultural practices, business management issues, and pest management and in those broad topics we specifically dive into the most pressing concerns affecting the grape growers of this region. After getting some feedback from growers that YouTube videos on a desktop are not always compatible with farmers that spend most of the time on the tractor, we set out to make the information available to listeners on the go. As a result we now offer this as a more traditional audio only podcast titled Between the Vines.
Those who like to view the podcasts can still find them on our YouTube channel (Lake Erie Regional Grape Program @CLEREL) or listed on our website at https://lergp.com/podcasts.
The audio only version is also available on our website or you can search it on your favorite podcast app. We hope to soon be listed wherever you regularly listen to podcasts.
A link to subscribe to our podcast with the most popular apps can be found at lergp.com/Podcasts. If you have an android device head over to our website to get direct access to subscribe. We hope you will come take a listen to learn more about growing grapes in this region.
The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is a cooperative effort between Cornell and Penn State Universities; the participating Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations of Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara and Cattaraugus Counties in New York and Erie County in Pennsylvania; and participating industry partners National Grape Cooperative (Welch’s), Constellation Brands and Walkers Fruit Basket. The LERGP extension team provides research-based educational programming for commercial grape growers throughout the year at venues across the Lake Erie grape belt. For more information on LERGP, call 716-792-2800 or visit our website at http://lergp.cce.cornell.edu/
The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
–Kevin Martin and Kim Knappenberger
Lake Erie Regional Grape Program
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