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Research

Annual Program Summaries
2-page documents
Annual Project Reports
Brief reports of all projects from each year

Research Results, Publications, and Scientific Presentations by Specific Topic

More coming soon.

Some Current and Recent Applied Research Projects

  • Evaluations of new and registered fungicides and biopesticides for diseases affecting conventionally and organically produced vegetable and herb crops on Long Island. Annual experiments supported primarily by the IR-4 Project and industry. Results are used for grower recommendations.
  • Monitoring fungicide resistance in the cucurbit powdery mildew pathogen (long-term project started in 1990)
  • Managing Downy Mildew and Fusarium in Basil with New Resistant Varieties, Improved Genetics, Seed Treatment, and Disease Occurrence Mapping (4-yr, Sept 2018 – Aug 2022)
  • High-quality NY-adapted Tomato Hybrids Combining Enhanced Early Blight Resistance and Other Fungal Resistances to Reduce Disease Impact and Fungicide Use (2-yr, Dec 2019 – Nov 2021)
  • Regional Approach to Cucurbit Downy Mildew Prevention, Monitoring And Management (2-yr, 2018 – 2020)
  • Evaluation of New Melon and Squash Varieties Resistant to Powdery Mildew (1-yr, 2020)
  • Cucurbit IPM for Reducing Pollinator Exposure to Key Fungicides (4-yr, fall 2015 – 2019)
  • Farmer Designed Systems to Reduce Tillage in Organic Vegetables (5-yr, Sept 2014 – Sept 2018)
  • Information-Based Ecological Management of Potato/Tomato Late Blight (2-yr, Dec 2015 – Dec 2017)
  • Integrated Management of Tomato Chlorotic Spot Virus, an Emerging Tospovirus Threatening Tomato Production in the Eastern United States (3-yr, fall 2015 – 2018). TCSV images and information
  • Bio-fumigation with a Mustard Cover Crop for Managing Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon (2-yr, 2015 – 2016)
  • Breeding Fresh-market Tomato Lines with Improved Fruit and Genetic Control of Late Blight, Early Blight and Septoria Leaf Spot for NYS (2-yr, 2015 – 2016)
  • Improving Integrated Management Practices for Phytophthora Blight in New York (3-yr, 2014 – 2017)
  • Integrated Phytophthora Blight Management in Vegetable Crops with Enhanced Soil Health From Cover Crops, Reduced Tillage, and Brassica Biofumigation (3-yr, 2014 – 2017)
  • Unifying Resistance Management Education for Vegetable and Small Fruit Production in the Northeast (webinars conducted fall 2015)
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