Meadow Project at the Technology Farm 2007
Project Leaders: T. Flower, Empire State College, NY; E. Lamb, B. Eshenaur, NYS IPM
Cooperators: J. Lamboy, Finger Lakes Community College, NY; S. Noble, S. Isaacs, Cornell Agriculture & Food Technology Park
Abstract: An area at the Technology Farm in Geneva is being developed as a meadow by an IPM intern from FLCC, in order to get hands on experience with low input alternatives to traditional lawns. The meadow will serve as a demonstration site and as the basis for IPM educational materials for the homeowner audience. The landscape plan includes areas of a low growing fescue mix and a medium height meadow mix, plantings to supplement some existing meadow, grass walkways, and interpretive signs on the IPM benefits of a meadow.