Increasing Utilization of Native Plants and Powdery Mildew Resistant Plants for NY Gardens
Project Leaders: Margery Daughtrey, Senior Extension Associate, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center
Jana Lamboy, Ornamentals IPM Coordinator, and Debra Marvin, Technical Assistant, New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, Cornell University, Geneva, NY
Cooperators: Talmage Farm, Riverhead, NY; The Plantage, Jamesport, NY; Glover Perennials, Aquebogue, NY; Ben Brook Farm, Erie Co.; Margot Becktell, graduate student; Maria Tobiasz, technician
Type of grant: Pest-resistant crops
Project location: Ithaca, NY; findings may be applied nationally
Plants that perform without pesticide inputs are attractive to gardeners. Commercial growers need to be shown specific examples of what they can offer to the public. We showcased native garden plants and perennials resistant to powdery mildew to growers, nurserymen and landscapers at the Cornell Greenhouse Horticulture Open House and Field Day, in Ithaca, and reported on the results of our trial at numerous grower meetings regionally and nationally.