Improving Individual Operational Practices

Cornell Onion Thrips Management Program: Saves Money and Reduces Insecticide Resistance

Dr. Brian Nault, NYS Ag Experiment Station, Cornell University

 $39,326

Managing an Emerging Threat: Ambrosia Beetle Black Stem Borer Control in Apple Nurseries.

Deborah Breth, CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program, Cornell University

 $74,425

Dairy Discussion Groups Support Learning.

Kathy Barrett, Cornell University

 $16,520

Sustainable Management of Root Weevil Populations for Improved Profitability

Dr. Elson Shields, Department of Entomology, Cornell University

 $49,236

Using Precision Feed Management to Improve Profitability on Dairy Farms.

Kevin Ganoe, Central New York Dairy and Field Crops Team, Cornell University

 $100,000

Improving Reproductive Management for Dairy Heifers to Manage Costs

Dr. Julio Giordano, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University

 $75,000

Improving Milk Quality by Understanding Environmental Pathogens in Different Bedding Types

Dr. Paula Ospina, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University

 $100,000

 

Fostering Industry-Wide Innovation

Low Tunnel Strawberries: A Cost-Effective Approach to Extending the Growing Season.

Dr. Marvin Pritts, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University

 $129,880

Increasing the Efficacy and Economic Viability of Trap and Kill Systems for Invasive Pests

Peter Jentsch, Hudson Valley Lab, Cornell University

 $99,614

Assessing the Impact of Pesticides on Honey Bee Health.

Dr. Scott McArt, Department of Entomology, Cornell University

 $120,000

BMR Sorghum and Winter Forage for Double Cropping.

Thomas Kilcer, Advanced Ag Systems

 $100,000

Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil Heath and Vine Productivity in Concord Vineyards

Luke Haggerty, Lake Erie Regional Grape Program, Cornell University

 $45,130

Equipping Apple Growers to Quantify the Role of Native Bees in Pollination

Dr. Bryan Danforth, Department of Entomology, Cornell University

 $100,000

Incubating New Ideas

Testing a Cow-Side Blood-Calcium Meter to Identify Subclinical Hypocalcemia.

Dr. Mark J Thomas, Dairy Health & Management Services, LLC

 $47,995

Integrating Spatial Maps to use Variable Rate Technology in Mechanized Concord Vineyards

Dr. Terry Bates, Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory, Cornell University

 $43,968

Engaging Growers for NY Production of Chinese Medicinal Herbs.

Jean Giblette, High Falls Foundation

 $40,872

Improving Routes to Market and Marketing

Practical Tools to Help Small Scale Livestock Producers Develop Profitable Customers.

Matt LeRoux, CCE Tompkins County

 $99,923

Marketing Plans to Help NYC Greenmarket Farmers Build Sales.

Christopher Wayne, GrowNYC

 $69,465

Developing Human Capital

Teaching Farmers to Teach Others

Anne Ruflin, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York

 $ 60,000

Greenhouse Assistance Directory

Karen Dean Hall, New York State Flower Industries

 $27,970