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Tree Fruits

Our experts support the industry through the development of successful new varieties, cutting edge horticultural practices and disease and pest management knowledge.

Cornell AgriTech is world renowned for its apple breeding program and has released 66 apple varieties including famous varieties such as Empire, Ruby Frost and Jonagold. Apples are developed with New York climate, disease and pest conditions in mind as well as consumer and growers needs.

We support the health of tree fruit industries by getting out in front of disease and pest conditions through innovative research and the development of practical solutions that help growers thrive.

 

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Our tree fruit experts

Kenong Xu

Associate Professor

Horticulture

Cornell AgriTech

Kenong Xu
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Kerik Cox

Associate Professor

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

Cornell AgriTech

Kerik Cox
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Marc Fuchs

Professor

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

Marc Fuchs
Viruses
Emerging diseases
Grapes
Jan Nyrop

Professor

Entomology

Jan Nyrop
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Susan Brown

Professor

Horticulture

Cornell AgriTech

Susan Brown
Terence Robinson

Professor

Horticulture

Terence Robinson
Arthur Agnello

Professor

Entomology

Cornell AgriTech

Arthur Agnello

Grower resources

A journal published four times a year by the N.Y. State Horticultural Society, Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, and the N.Y. State Apple Research and Development Program.

A weekly update on pest management and crop development published from March to September by Cornell AgriTech with assistance Cornell Cooperative Extension.

The National GAPs Program provides training on the prevention of food-borne illnesses outbreaks through sound farming and produce handling practices.

Cornell's fruit production resources, including information on production, IPM, post harvest handling and food safety, wine and other value-added products, business and labor management, and marketing.