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Northeast-SARE funds N.Y. horticulture projects

nesareNew York and Northeast fruit and vegetable growers will benefit from a cornucopia of projects funded for 2010 by the Northeast Region of the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. New York-based projects addressing horticulture include:

  • Reducing climatic and disease risks through minimum-tillage systems for vegetables. Anusuya Rangarajan, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Cultivation of shiitake mushrooms as an agroforestry crop for New England. Ken Mudge, Cornell Forest Farming and Mushroom Cultivation Program, Ithaca NY
  • Sustainable pest management in high tunnel winter greens production. Judson Reid, Cornell University, Penn Yan NY
  • Low-to-no-heat hanging baskets. Judson Reid, Cornell University, Penn Yan NY
  • How to use season extension effectively for winter market sales: Investigating planting dates, types of covers, and fertility. Robert Hadad, Cornell University, Lockport NY
  • Optimizing strawberry production with a reduced tillage system. Laura McDermott, Cornell University, Hudson Falls NY
  • Improving the profitability of onions grown on aging muck soil that has high pH. Christine Hoepting, Cornell University, Albion NY
  • Developing Integrated Pest Management protocols for Northeast organic apple production.
    Peter Jentsch, Cornell University, Highland NY
  • Small-scale commercial Juneberry establishment and marketing. James Ochterski, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County, Canandaigua NY
  • Determining the potential for organic material use in Northeast commercial pear production. Peter Jentsch, Cornell University, Highland NY
  • Efficient and safe food handling for small-scale vegetable producers. Molly Shaw, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tioga County, Owego NY
  • Shelf life and marketing window extension in sweet cherries in New York. Craig Kahlke, Cornell University, Lockport NY
  • Improving the yield and quality of sweet potatoes grown in New York. Charles Bornt, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Troy NY
  • CNY Bounty: Strengthening community through enhancing marketing and distribution opportunities for farmers. Susan Parker, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County, Morrisville NY

Find project summaries at the NESARE website.

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