Peter J. Jentsch
Peter Jentsch served the Hudson Valley tree fruit, grape and vegetable growers as a Senior Extension Associate with Cornell AgriTech in the Department of Entomology and Director of the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory located in Highland, NY. He has been working with Hudson Valley agricultural producers for over 30 years.
Peter now works as a research entomologist and educational outreach coordinator under Poma Tech Inc., a 501(c)(3). He continues to conduct research for the agricultural industry, presently focusing on yearly insecticide efficacy screening studies of new and alternative tools for insect control on regional orchards. Trial results will continue to provide growers with decision making information for use in commercial fruit production.
Further studies with Poma Tech Inc. include invasive insect monitoring, mapping and management, development of sustainable Ag. production systems employing biological control, mating disruption and attract and kill systems.
Weekly 6AM Monday ‘Morning Brew’ from April to September will focus on weekly upcoming pest management decision making.
Pome fruit insecticide screening has been a vital component of historical tree fruit production the Hudson Valley. Historical references of weather, weekly Scouting observations, tree phenology, IPM predictive modeling events
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Recent News Publications
Overview: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys (BMSB), an invasive Asian pest of tree fruit, has been a late season concern for farmers for well over 10 years. Tedders pheromone traps, employing duel pheromone and Vapona kill strips are used in monitoring the nymph and adult stage of the...
Poma Tech Inc. entomologist, Peter Jentsch, friends and guests invite you to join in discussions on Tree Fruit Pest Management from 6-7AM each Monday morning through the season via Zoom. The Zoom meeting site will open at 5:55AM for you to link into the meeting and get your coffee. We’ll begin...
BMSB Update: Assessing Fruit Damage at Harvest. Is it Hail, Bitter Pit, Apple Maggot or Stink Bug? Over the past few weeks we have had an abundance of rain, with well over an average of 1.25" inches per week on most orchards in the Hudson Valley. Stink bug tend to appear in greater abundance in...