Faculty contact: Anu Rangarajan
Our fresh market vegetable research focuses on development of cultural practices that promote the sustainability and economic viability while minimizing negative impacts of these systems on the natural resources of New York State.
Current research interests include:
- Evaluation of composts in vegetable systems for nutrient value and disease biocontrol.
- Development of production recommendations for alternative vegetable crops.
- Evaluation of vegetable cultivars and production practices for impact on crop quality and nutritional value.
Some recent projects include:
- Multi-year evaluation of alternative, biodegradable mulches.
- Pumpkin production using reduced tillage.
- Cultivar evaluations of summer squash, sweet corn, sweet potatoes and other crops.
- Greenhouse and field treatments for managing bacterial canker of tomatoes