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Monday, February 11, 2019 at 12:20pm to 1:10pm
Horticulture, Cornell University
Greg Peck is an Assistant Professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science. He received his doctorate from Cornell University in 2009.
My research projects have covered many different aspects of tree-fruit production, including: 1) sustainable soil and nutrient management practices, 2) increasing the efficiency of apple orchard production systems (i.e., fresh market apples grown in high-density orchards with highly productive, size-controlling rootstocks), 3) developing high-value crop production systems (e.g., sweet cherries grown under protective structures), 4) increasing the production of value-added fruit-based products (e.g., hard cider), and 5) improving crop-load management in apple trees through the application of exogenous chemicals (primarily plant growth regulators) and the use of weather-based models to predict ideal fruit thinning application timing. The common thread among these research projects is the development of fruit production systems that facilitate the long-term economic and environmental viability of commercial tree-fruit growers.