On Wednesday, July 9 from 2pm to 4:30pm, the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm at Willsboro, NY, will hold an open house and tour of the facilities and diverse agricultural research plots. A number of research projects at the farm have been funded by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program.
Research topics featured at the 2014 open house event include:
- Reduced tillage strategies for commercial pumpkin and sweet corn production
- Alley cover crops for plasticulture vegetable systems
- Developing Amelanchier – juneberry – as a commercial fruit crop
- High tunnel growing strategies for common and uncommon vegetables
- Forage grass and alfalfa variety trials
- Alternative annual forages
- Adaptive nitrogen management for corn
- Heritage and ancient wheat trials in an organic rotation
- Cold hardy wine grape trials.
In 1982 Willsboro farmer and entrepreneur E. Vreeland Baker donated his 352-acre farm to Cornell University for agricultural research and demonstration. The farm is managed by the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station.
The July 9 event is free and open to the public. Info