Toward Sustainability in Northeastern Apple Production: Orchard Ecosystem Architecture, Key Pests, and Cultivar Selection

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2000: $134,030.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $158,977.00
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:
Daniel Cooley
Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: apples, general tree fruits


  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Pest Management: biological control, biorational pesticides, chemical control, cultural control, economic threshold, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, physical control, prevention, sanitation, traps, weather monitoring
  • Production Systems: holistic management
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