Luke Haggerty, a viticulture extension specialist with the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program, provides research-based guidance on integrated pest management, farm business management, and viticulture to 840 farms growing 30,000 acres of grapes in western New York and Pennsylvania. He has addressed issues such as replant practices, frost protection, cover crop management, sensor technology, and climate change resiliency to maximize efficiency and profitability in the grape industry and provided outreach on nutrient management, crop estimation, winter damage assessments and other viticulture practices. Luke received his B.S. degree with St. Cloud State University, and his M.S. degree from the University of Minnesota in Applied Plant Sciences, and spent three years working at the graduate program’s research vineyard.
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