Developing a Sustainable Model for Agricultural Research and Extension

Developing a Sustainable Model for Agricultural Research and Extension

The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory (HVRL) is a farmer owned, farm centered research station.

Cornell University faculty and staff at the lab provide vital research and critical education to the New York farming community. We help growers solve the problems the agricultural community face ……..everyday …… 24/7.

You Can Support Food Security in the Hudson Valley. Make a tax deductible donation to the HVRL today. The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory is an independent 501(c)(3) organization directed by farmers. Our research keeps your farmer in the business of providing NY State residents with safe, fresh and abundant food. You can support farming when you support on-farm research.

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Hudson Valley Research Lab, Inc. P.O. Box 727, 3357 US Highway 9W, Highland, NY 12528, Ph: 845.691.7151

Hudson Valley Apple at Harvest

The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory is ideally located in the heart of the fertile  Hudson Valley growing region, the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory in Highland, New York, is a critical resource for this major production area of pome fruit and vegetable in Ulster County.

The scientists and researchers affiliated with the HVRL are dedicated to solving agricultural production problems, emphasizing access of  time-sensitive information to the farmer.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug feeding on peach in August. Photo Credit: P. Jentsch, HVRL

The HVRL is an independent 501(C)(3) organization, providing growers with a non-biased approach to research and problem solving.

A key partnership is this research is with Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a relationship that has evolved since 1923. Since 2013, the  HVRL become a model of public-private partnerships in support of agricultural research.

Over years, the HVRL retained its strong tree fruit research programs, focused on disease and insect pest management while increasing support of horticultural  production practices, diversifying further into commodity research on small fruit, vegetables and regional grains.

Our research and extension outreach program is directed by Cornell University’s Departments of EntomologyPlant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, and Horticulture, located at the Hudson Valley Laboratory, in Highland, NY. We are a part of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY, with the laboratory building owned by a non-profit cooperative tree fruit grower organization (HVRL Inc.). This cooperative partnership with the College of Agriculture and Life Science (CALS) and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) has provided agriculural Research and Extension on Tree Fruits and Vegetables in the Hudson Valley since 1923. Research-based information continues to be provided to New York farmers through educational programs organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension and participating associations.

Horticultural plant protection programs at the Hudson Valley Lab are especially important to sustaining the viability of agriculture in the Hudson Valley and Northeast as agricultural production is ultimately the best way to preserve open space and economic stability in the rapidly developing corridor between Albany and New York City.


Hudson Valley Research Laboratory, 9W Highland, NY