Integrated Management of Organic Concord Grape Production in the Lake Erie Region

Conducted at the Lake Erie Regional Grape Research and Extension Center, this project is designed to evaluate, improve, and integrate chemical and cultural disease and insect control practices. Our goal is to develop an evolving set of guidelines for sustainable organic viticulture in the Lake Erie region of Pennsylvania and New York where over 30,000 acres of grapes are grown. In addition, we are transitioning a research vineyard to certified organic as a platform for experimentation and demonstration. This project has been funded by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation and the Viticulture Consortium. Project leader: Jim Travis.


Contact: Bryan Hed, or John Griggs,