HENRIETTA, N.Y. — Cornell experts will provide insight at the upcoming B.E.V. NY conference on how sustainable vineyard techniques can help the NY wine industry manage evolving vineyard disease and pest conditions. This year’s conference will take place at the RIT Inn and Conference Center Feb. 26-28 and will educate the industry on these techniques as well as the latest marketing and enology practices.
B.E.V. NY [Business.Enology.Viticulture] is an annual event hosted by Cornell University enology, viticulture and business experts with the mission of providing cutting-edge research updates to the New York wine industry.
The event kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 26 with Business Day, highlighting targeted marketing tactics, effective winery leadership skills and wine sales expansion. The Business Day component was organized by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation (NYWGF). Sam Filler, the director of NYWGF, will also speak about the Foundation’s strategic direction for 2020.
On Enology Day, wine producers can learn about the diversification and domestication of yeast, causes of fermentation issues, cellar sanitation best practices, record keeping strategies and sensory evaluation of wine flaws.
Friday’s Viticulture Program will showcase innovative and sustainable methods to manage vineyard diseases and pests. Sessions will discuss agricultural sensors as a means to improve pest management, UV light technology to control vineyard diseases, effective herbicides and biologically based pest management programs among other topics.
This year’s B.E.V. NY conference includes a tradeshow featuring wine equipment and services on all three days. The event will also feature the New York Wine and Grape Foundation’s Unity Luncheon for attendees on opening day, which celebrates individual achievements in the New York wine industry.
Registration, sponsorship and trade show information is available at http://www.bevny.org/
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Gemma Osborne, event coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 787-2248
–CALS Cornell University
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