The Northern New York region is suited to the production of a diversity range of horticultural crops. Consumer interest in local foods and locally-grown nursery crops has spurred the growth of fruit, vegetable, ornamental, and greenhouse crops across the region.
A fast-growing sector of horticultural production in the region is the production of cold hardy wine and table grapes. Using the foundation of research and production data from field trials harvested at the Cornell University Willsboro Research Farm in Willsboro on Lake Champlain, NNY-based agricultural entrepreneurs are creating new opportunities establishing vineyards, wineries, and wine-based agritourism.
Northern New York Agricultural Development Program small grants-funded projects have also advanced the use of season extension production techniques for growing everything from salad greens and tomatoes to berries and fresh-cut flowers.
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Additional Horticultural Production Resources
Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations of NNY
Cornell University Department of Horticulture
Cornell University Greenhouse Horticulture
Cornell University High Tunnel Blog
Cornell University High Tunnel Program
Cornell University Horticulture Blog
Cornell University Vegetables Program
Cornell University Vegetable Disease Plant Pathology
Cornell University Vegetable Pathology Dillard Lab
Cornell Urban Horticulture Institute
Nutrient Analysis Lab at Cornell