In 2016 NYFVI conducted a survey at the NY Veg Growers Expo. While the total number of participants was low at 41, the respondents represented farms from 3 to 3,000 acres, a mix of production practices and a mix of years in business. The highlights are here. For specific crops, you can also view the older reports for Cabbage or Potatoes.
When asked "If an ag educator or researcher could help you solve 3 problems" the following responses were most common.
- Weed control, organic and conventional
- Soil Health
- Disease Management for Phytophthora, Downy Mildew and White Mold
- Use of high tunnels and greenhouses year round