The value of New York’s vegetable production is greater than $461 million for the fresh and processing markets. The leading crops in New York are cabbage, sweet corn and onions, with significant acreage dedicated to tomatoes, pumpkins, cucumbers, squash, green peas for processing, and cauliflower. Cornell AgriTech extension provides the following resources to support safe and efficient vegetable production:
- New York State Seed Testing Lab
The official seed testing facility for New York State, the lab offers tests of purity and germination as well as other specialized tests to New York residents, growers, food processors, seed companies and government agencies on a fee basis.
- National Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Program
The National GAPs Program provides training on the prevention of food-borne illnesses outbreaks through sound farming and produce handling practices.
- Buckwheat Production Information for the Northeast
Comprehensive production guidelines, cover cropping information, and production fact sheets.
- Cover crops for Vegetable Growers
A guide to cover crop selection and use.
- Prevention of stretching in tomato and cucumber seedlings
A guide to improving greenhouse seedling growth through mechanical brushing.
- New York State Fruit and Vegetable Expo
Empire State Fruit and Vegetable Expo, a two-day statewide meeting on innovations in fruit and vegetable production.
Cornell AgriTech experts
- New vegetable varieties: Griffiths
- Seed technologies:Taylor
- Growing vegetables: Reiners
- Cover crops:Björkman and Reiners
- Buckwheat: Björkman
- Post-harvest disorders: Björkman
- Protecting vegetables from disease: Abawi, Fuchs and Smart
- Integrated Pest Management: Nault and Shelton
- Entomology: Nault and Shelton
- Accurate spray technology: Landers