Peter J. Jentsch serves the mid-Hudson Valley pome fruit, grape and vegetable growers as the Senior Extension Associate in the Department of Entomology for Cornell University’s Hudson Valley Laboratory located in Highland, NY. He provides regional farmers with information on insect related research conducted on the laboratory’s 20-acre research farm for use in commercial and organic fruit and vegetable production. He has been working with Hudson Valley agricultural producers for over 25 years.
Peter is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a Masters degree in Entomology. He is presently focusing on insecticide screening of new and alternative tools for insect control, invasive insect monitoring, mapping and management, development of sustainable Ag. production systems employing biological control, mating disruption and attract and kill. We work with citizen scientists to monitor urban environments and the commercial Ag. production system interface throughout the state.