Jim Eve, private consultant, works hard to develop IPM solutions for tree-fruit grower in Wayne County. "Jim is always emphasizing ways to enhance the survival of beneficial insects," comments IPM Program Director Jim Tette. Eve is particularly interested in biological control for pest mites and in finding new ways to manage fire blight. He has been generous in working with Cornell Cooperative Extension to help find grower cooperators for their demonstrations and to keep Extension educators abreast of the pest problems apple growers are facing.
Eve grew up on a small vegetable farm in Naples and is now producing fruit on that same farmland. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics at Cornell University. Before starting his consulting business in 1990 he worked as a plant pathology technician at Cornell and as a fieldman for Agway.