Contact: Michelle Cowles, michellecowles@cornell.edu, 315-787-2274

GENEVA, NY: Cornell University will host the 2013 Fruit Field Day at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY, on Thursday, August 1st, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The field day will be composed of distinct tours with two tours of tree fruit presentations  and a single tour of grapes and small fruit presentations.

Fruit growers, consultants, and industry personnel are invited to tour field plots and learn about the latest research and extension efforts being carried out by Cornell researchers in Geneva and Ithaca and on commercial farms around the state. The event will focus on all commodities of key importance to New York’s $350 million fruit industry: apples, grapes, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and other berry crops.

During lunch, equipment dealers and representatives from various companies will showcase their latest products and technologies to improve fruit crop production and protection.

The event will be held on the Experiment Station’s Fruit and Vegetable Research Farm South, 1097 County Road No. 4, one mile west of Pre-emption Road in Geneva, NY. Signs will be posted. Attendees will travel by bus to the research plots to hear presentations by researchers on the work being conducted. The cost of registration is $30 per person ($40 for walk-ins) for all-day attendance. Lunch will be provided.

Pre-registration is required for the $30 rate, register on-line at: http://is.gd/ffd2013

For sponsorship and exhibitor information, contact Debbie Breth at 585-798-4265 or dib1@cornell.edu.