An Organic Apple Production System for New York
Robinson, Terence; Agnello, Art; Merwin, Ian; Reissig, Harvey; Shupp, Jim
Several NY apple growers have indicated they see a marketing opportunity for NY grown organic apples (both fresh and processed products) and have requested a Cornell University led effort to develop a system of organic apple production for NY. In 2002 we studied apple maggot management, fruit thinning, and weed control tactics that are organically approved. We have evaluated an organic approved insecticides (Surround) for apple maggot control using 2 application methods. We also evaluated an experimental antagonist for apple maggot control.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Apples; Fruits; Tree Fruit; Organic