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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Willsboro Research Farm (Cornell AES)
48 Sayward Lane Willsboro, NY
A tour of the facilities and research plots will leave the main office at 2:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
Research topics featured at this year’s open house include reduced tillage strategies for commercial pumpkin and sweet corn production, alley cover crops for plasticulture vegetable systems, developing juneberries as a commercial fruit crop, high tunnel growing strategies for some common and uncommon vegetables, forage grass and alfalfa variety trials, testing alternative annual forages, adaptive nitrogen management for corn, heritage and ancient wheat trials in an organic rotation, and cold hardy wine grape varieties.
In 1982 E. Vreeland Baker, a Willsboro farmer and entrepreneur, donated his 352 acre farm to Cornell University for agricultural research and demonstration. The facility serves to connect Cornell faculty in Ithaca with the challenges and issues facing North Country farmers. Willsboro Research Farm is managed by the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station.
This event is free and open to the public.