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Tireless Advocate Tackles Tiny Pest, Earns Excellence in IPM Award

Jan 21, 2016

Geneva, NY. January 21, 2016: Dale-Ila Riggs, president of the New York Berry Growers Association, knew well the danger when SWD (aka spotted wing drosophila) blew into New York in 2012. This tiny new pest ravished millions of dollars worth of raspberries and blueberries. Now, for her leadership and resolve on behalf of an industry worth $15 million and growing, Riggs has received an Excellence in IPM award from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYS IPM) at Cornell University.

Apple Grower Earns Excellence in IPM Award for Decades of Outstanding Service

Jan 20, 2016

Geneva, NY. January 20, 2016: Farmers, legislators, researchers — apple grower Peter Ten Eyck is in touch with them all. His dedication to both Cornell’s research arm and New York’s apple industry are virtually unequaled. Now, for a lifetime of stewardship and decades promoting IPM’s role in sustainable farming, Ten Eyck has earned an Excellence in IPM award from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYS IPM).

Cornell grape research boosted by $6 million grant

Oct 22, 2015

A $6 million federal grant will give a high-tech boost to Cornell research and by developing and implementing digital mapping technology to aid grape growers who produce juice, wine and table grapes.

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