Welcome to

Farmer's Alliance for Research & Management

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The Farmer’s Alliance for Research and Management (F.A.R.M.) is the public side of the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory (HVRL). 

FARM works with everyone from commercial fruit and vegetable growers to backyard gardeners and community members to support the research done by HVRL scientists to protect the agricultural heritage of the Hudson Valley and Eastern New York.

The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory (HVRL) was founded in Highland, Ulster County, in 1963 by a group of concerned farmers.  They sought to ensure that a farmer-owned and farm-centered research station would remain  located here in the heart of the fertile Hudson Valley growing region.

The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory is a critical resource for farmers in the Hudson Valley and Eastern New York State.  This area isa significant agricultural region where tree fruit likes apples and pears; stone fruit like plums and cherries; berries and small fruit like blueberries and strawberries; and vegetable crops -particularly onions, tomatoes, and sweet corn-making up the majority of production.  As wine and hard cider production have gained popularity and attention in the area we’ve begun to work with specific wine-grape and cider apple varieties as well.

 

 
 
 

Our Scientists

Meet the scientists and researchers affiliated with FARM.

The scientists and researchers affiliated with the HVRL are dedicated to solving agricultural production problems, emphasizing the availability of time-sensitive information to farmers. We help growers solve the problems the agricultural community faces everyday.

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Our University Quality Staff

FARM works in partnership with Cornell University faculty and staff stationed at the lab.

They provide vital research and critical education to the New York farming community. We help growers solve the problems the agricultural community faces everyday. 

 
 
 
 

plant protection programs

Horticultural plant protection programs at the Hudson Valley Laboratory 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.

 
 
 

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Research-based information continues to be provided to New York farmers through educational programs organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension and participating associations.

 
 
 

FARM + cornell university

A key partnership is research conducted with Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a relationship that has evolved since 1923. HVRL works in partnership with Cornell University faculty and staff to provide vital research and critical education to the New York farming community.  Research-based information continues to be provided to New York farmers through educational programs organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension and participating associations.

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