HVL History/Archives

Timeline: Cornell Scientists who lived/worked in the Hudson Valley

HVL Informational Brochure, Feb 2013

Notable Events at the Hudson Valley Lab

Changes at the Hudson Valley Lab since 2014

        2014: Farmer Contributions Keep Lab Viable

1998: 75th Anniversary Station News Report

1998: HVL Informational Brochure

1998: 75th Anniversary Program

1973: 50th Anniversary Program

1923: Plans for Cornell Research in the Hudson River Valley

Summaries of Research/Extension Projects from HVL Scientists

Summaries of research & extension activities since 2014

        Summary of Research and Extension Activities for 2011 and 2012

Summary of Research and Extension Activities for 2009 and 2010

Summary of Research and Extension Activities for 2008

Summary of Research and Extension Activities for 2006 and 2007

Summary of Research and Extension Activities for 1999

Research/Extention/IPM Activity Report, 1993

Brief History of Cornell’s Involvement with Ag Research in the Hudson Valley

May 22, 1923: New York State Governor signs legislation enabling the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) at Geneva to establish a field station for agricultural research in the Hudson Valley “for the experimental study of the problems of increasing the production and controlling the diseases and injurious insects of the horticultural crops of the Hudson River Valley.”

1923-62: Cornell scientists working in the Hudson Valley are initially based individually at various locations, then on the campus of Vassar College, thereafter, at two locations in Poughkeepsie.

1942: The local fruit industry organizes the Hudson Valley Horticultural Research Cooperative (later renamed the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, Inc.) to provide assistance and leadership in finding appropriate facilities.

1962: After fire guts the Poughkeepsie laboratory, the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, Inc. arranges to purchase land and construct a new laboratory. Cornell University agrees to lease, equip, and staff the new buildings and to purchase additional acreage adjacent to the site for experimental plantings.

1963: Scientists move into the new facility at the current location in Highland.

1964: Experimental orchards are planted behind the laboratory; some are used until 1997.

1974: The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, Inc. organizes and underwrites an addition to the original laboratory that nearly doubles available space for offices and laboratories.

1991: Cornell University constructs a modern pesticide facility and pesticide rinse-water disposal system in the research orchard.

1994: 5 Acre Plot to the north of the orchard is acquired.

1998: Hudson Valley Lab celebrates its 75th anniversary.

2014: New partnership between Cornell University and the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, Inc. is formed to promote continued funding, staffing, and operations of the Hudson Valley Lab.

Page last updated 27 December 2018

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