On Wednesday, July 10, the NNYADP-funded new fruit research plots for Juneberry, aronia, and honeyberry will be on the free tour as past of the Cornell University Willsboro Research Farm Open House from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. A tour of the facilities and research plots will leave the main office at 48 Sayward Lane, Willsboro, NY, at 2:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
Research topics featured at this year’s open house include industrial hemp trials, insect exclusion netting for cucumbers, corn silage variety evaluations, soil health plots, cover crops, warm season forage options, juneberry nursery and production trials, Aronia variety plantings, honeyberry variety trial, reduced tillage demonstration plots, and grain plots of winter triticale, winter rye, and winter barley.
In 1982 E. Vreeland Baker, a Willsboro farmer and entrepreneur, donated his 352 acre farm to Cornell University for agricultural research and demonstration. The facility serves to connect Cornell faculty in Ithaca with the challenges and issues facing North Country farmers. Willsboro Research Farm is part of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 518-963-7492.