Small Acreage Organic Orchard Success

Event Details

September 17, 2014
Hudson Valley Lab, 3357 US Hwy 9W, Highland, NY 12528

Join Cornell's Peter Jentsch to learn the basics of establishing a successful high density organic orchard cropping system. We will tour the demonstration orchard to learn about how to lay out and install an intensive organic planting system and see (and maybe try!) some of the new cultivars bred for intensive organic production, hardiness, disease resistance, cider production and fresh eating flavor. The discussion will also cover how to integrate a small orchard into your current farm to diversify your market or CSA mix; organic apple pest and disease challenges and controls; and cover some of the different challenges involved in transitioning an established orchard from conventional to organic management. There will be time at the end of the session for your organic orchard questions!

Registration Instructions: This event is FREE, but please pre-register with Donna Clark at 845-691-7151 or

Sponsors/Funders: This program is sponsored by NOFA-NY through the NYSDAM, Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education Targeted States Program