The Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center is located in Riverhead, in the heart of the grape and vegetable production area of eastern Suffolk County, with approximately 15,000 acres of commercial vegetable, potato, grape, and nursery production nearby. The seven laboratory staff represent research and extension interests in horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, and IPM.
- Approximately 70 acres of irrigated field research plots.
- Greenhouses, growth chambers and incubators.
- Laboratories equipped for general physiological studies, water relations, photosynthesis, and enology research.
The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory in Highland, New York (Ulster County) has 19 acres for fruit research, along with laboratory and greenhouse facilities. The laboratory building and the land on which the building is situated are owned by the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, Inc. (a grower-owned organization) and are rented by the Experiment Station. The academic staff includes a pomologist, an entomologist, and a plant pathologist.
In August 2009, the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory (CLEREL) officially opened its doors for operation. The 52-acre modern agricultural field station has a 10,312-square-foot office, laboratory, and conference room building accompanied by a 6,677 square foot equipment barn and pesticide facility. CLEREL is home to the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program which leads in the development and dissemination of innovative, research-based information providing the New York and Lake Erie Region Grape Industries with integrated tools to maximize efficiency, profitability and opportunities for diversification.
The 352-acre Willsboro Research Farm is located along Lake Champlain and has a wide range of soils, making it excellent for testing management practices for northern New York conditions. Six acres are dedicated to organic research, and researchers are testing grape varieties for cold climates and high tunnels for season extension.