Our research and extension outreach program is directed by Cornell University’s Department of Entomology and located at the Hudson Valley Laboratory, in Highland, NY. We are a part of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY, with the laboratory building owned by a non-profit cooperative tree fruit grower organization (HVRL Inc.). This cooperative partnership with the College of Agriculture and Life Science (CALS) and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) has provided agricultural Research and Extension on Tree Fruits and Vegetables in the Hudson Valley since 1923. Research-based information continues to be provided to New York farmers through educational programs organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension and participating associations. Horticultural plant protection programs at the Hudson Valley Lab are especially important to sustaining the viability of agriculture in the Hudson Valley and Northeast as agricultural production is ultimately the best way to preserve open space and economic stability in the rapidly developing corridor between Albany and New York City.
Focus: Stakeholder access to the technical aspects of insect pest management and integrated approaches for reducing crop losses from insect pests is an integral component of our work and the primary purpose of this website. We hope to convey to the agricultural and consumer community that plant protection is a dynamic and an ever changing process, especially as resistance diminishes the effectiveness of pest management tools and newly invasive pests overwhelm the integrity of the regions agricultural commodities. Our efforts in applied entomology are formulated to benefit agricultural producers in sustaining the highest quality yield, maintaining economic competitive advantage and promoting national food security, while ultimately, serving the world-wide community of consumers by reducing the negative impact of food production on our environment. At the Hudson Valley Laboratory we strive to provide access of time sensitive information to the agricultural community. This site is one of many on-demand sources of plant protection information available from Cornell University. This work is/was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Hatch project #167395.
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