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On-farm support, research projects and partnerships that further the organic industry

Organic fruit and vegetable growers in eastern New York need a trusted source for research-based information related directly to the challenges facing them on their farms.

The Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture program provides on-farm support to organic growers in troubleshooting pest and disease concerns, soil health and fertility management, and business management. We conduct applied research on organic farms including variety trials, organic amendment trials, and biocontrols trials. Finally, we work with project partners such as NOFA NY and Grow NYC to offer organic field days and meetings for growers.


Research projects are funded through Northeast SARE, New York Farm Viability, and Specialty Crop Block Grants

Project Members

Crystal Stewart
Teresa Rusinek
Ethan Grundberg
Elisabeth Hodgdon

For More Information

The Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture program website -