Scientific Departments – Current Faculty
Peter J. Jentsch
Station Director Senior Extension Associate
Department of Entomology
E-Mail: email@example.com; Ph. (W) 845.691.7151 (Cell) 845.417.7465
Research and extension efforts on pome fruit, small fruit, grape and onion has been to study the efficacy of newly developed pest management tools on newly emerging invasive insects and native insect pest complex. Employing them in a cost-effective, environmentally sound approach provides fruit growers with the knowledge to improve insect pest management strategies. Pest management at Jentsch Lab Blog Site
Dr. Srdjan Acimovic
Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Research
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Ph. (W) 845.691.7231
Dr. Srdjan Acimovic is a tree fruit plant pathologist at the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory. Srdjan accepted the position replacing Dr. Dave Rosenberger, retiring in February 2014. Srdjan recently completed his PhD program at Michigan State University Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences.
Research Support Specialist
Department of Horticultural Science
As horticulturalist, Dana’s research and extension concentration is on innovative grape, apple, and stone fruit production in Eastern New York.
David A. Rosenberger
Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology
Hudson Valley Laboratory
As Plant Pathologist at Cornell University’s Hudson Valley Laboratory in Highland, NY, Dr. Rosenberger’s research program focused on finding immediate solutions to disease problems on tree fruits. Field tests were conducted each year to evaluate new fungicides and management strategies for apple diseases. Fungicides were evaluated for effectiveness against apple scab, powdery mildew, rust diseases, sooty blotch, flyspeck, black rot, and bitter rot. Research reports and outreach can be found on Rosenberger Blog Site.