Mrs. Dana Acimovic has recently been appointed to the position of Extension Associate in Horticulture at the Hudson Valley Research Lab. Dana graduated with an MS in Horticulture from Michigan State University.
She originally joined the Hudson Valley Research Lab in 2016 as a research support specialist in Jentsch’s lab. During the last four seasons, she has closely collaborated with post-docs in Dr. Robinson’s Lab in conducting evaluations of apple and cherry planting systems and rootstocks, as well as studies on precision thinning, pruning and irrigation. She has also led a new Cabernet Franc clonal rootstock trial at the lab. Her recent work also includes testing different strategies for minimizing sunburn damage on apple fruit. She plans to continue her work in many of these areas in her new position.