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November 1, 2021


4:00pm - 5:30pm




Harvest New York

Yolanda Gonzalez

Conservation Biocontrol on Urban Farms in NYC

November 1, 2021

Conservation Biocontrol on Urban Farms in NYC

Join us as we discuss the results of our 3-year project with NYS IPM to help urban NYC growers improve their management of arthropod pests by attracting and conserving natural enemies (arthropods that prey on pest arthropods). CCE Intern, Ileana Katzman will present the findings from her work this past summer monitoring three cooperating urban farms to assess the diversity and abundance of natural enemies and pests of interest to these growers, as well as the amount of damage the pests are doing to crops.

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New Guide Shares Practical Information on How to Grow and Care for Pawpaws

Not sure what a 'pawpaw' is? The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a fruiting tree native to the eastern United States, growing from the Florida lowlands up to the Southern Tier in New York. It is believed that the pawpaw's range is as large as it is because Indigenous Peoples cultivated this tree. Pawpaws have great value as a food crop. They contain 7 of the 9 essential amino acids and are an excellent source of iron and manganese.

Pawpaws in New York: A Guide on How to Grow and Care for Pawpaws, written by Anya Osatuke, Berry Specialist with CCE Harvest NY, Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres in Trumansburg, NY, and Marvin Pritts of Cornell University, shares practical information on how to grow and care for pawpaws, based on conversations with growers and researchers in New York State and the information provided by the references cited.