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Department of Horticulture
Department of Plant Pathology
  and Plant-Microbe Biology

Department of Entomology
CCE of Suffolk County
Long Island Horticultural Research and Education Center
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Serving the research and extension needs
of Long Island's horticultural industries.

3059 Sound Ave.
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-3595
(631) 727-3611 (fax)
Dr. Mark Bridgen, director

Organic Farming Research

Since 2000, the Long Island Organic Advisory Committee has met and research has been conducted at organic farms and at LIHREC.

There is a two-acre field at LIHREC exclusively for applied research in cultural practices and pest management within an organic production system and other organic research is conducted elsewhere at the center.

While most experiments have focused on one topic (e.g. pest management, fertility), our research team works together on overall production practices for experiments in the organic research field.

The research team for these projects includes:
  • Meg McGrath, Vegetable Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University
  • Sandra Menasha, Vegetable/Potato Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County
  • Dan Gilrein, Entomologist, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County
  • Andy Senesac, Weed Scientist, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County
  • Dale Moyer, Vegetable Specialist and Agriculture Program Director, CCE, Suffolk County
Contact Us:

3059 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY, 11901.
Phone: (631) 727-3595
Or email Meg:

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