Chuck BorntTeam Leader, Extension Vegetable Specialist
CCE Rensselaer County
61 State Street
Troy, NY 12180
phone 518-272-4210 x125
Areas of Interest
Reduced Tillage, Production Systems, Pest ID and Control
Cucumbers, Melons, Potatoes, Pumpkins / Gourds, Squash - Summer, Squash- Winter, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes
Growing up on a vegetable farm in NY sparked Chuck Bornt's interest in all aspects of crop production. Chuck completed his undergraduate studies at SUNY Cobleskill and his master degree at the University of New Hampshire, Durham in Plant Biology. Chuck's experience as a Cornell Cooperative Extension Area Specialist began in 1998 in Western NY. His attention turned to vegetable production in the Capital Region in 2002. Today, Chuck spends much of his time with growers, determining the vegetable industry needs for research and educational outreach.
Berry Production Twilight Meeting
July 8, 2021
Rulf's Orchard, 531 Bear Swamp Road, Peru, NY
Many berry topics will be discussed including growing Juneberries (Amelanchier, not strawberries), using entomopathogenic nematodes to control strawberry root pests, low tunnel production in June bearing strawberries, SWD monitoring and management. 2.5 DEC pesticide recertification credits available in categories 1A, 10, 22, and 23. Contact Elisabeth Hodgdon (firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-650-5323) or Laura McDermott (email@example.com or 518-746-2562) with questions.