The jentsch lab
Tree Fruit Pest MANAGEMENT IN HUDSON VALLEY AGRICULTURAL Production Systems
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.
We strive to work directly with regional agriculturalists to solve insect pest related issues, employing effective, economically viable, integrated approaches for IPM production systems.
Our work specifically addressing the impact of important invasive insect pest species across the major commodities grown in the Northeast, specifically those impacting the Hudson Valley of NYS.
Tree Fruit Trials
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 Historical references of weather, weekly Scouting observations, tree phenology, IPM predictive modeling events
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
BMSB (Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) is an invasive species that made its way from Asia to North America…..
Spotted Lantern Fly in NY
is another invasive pest from Asia that primarily feeds on tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima). Impact to NY agricultural will likely begin in 2022.
The Heirloom Orchards of New York State
This page provides resources for homeowners looking to develop heirloom varieties and begin producing fruit.
Cups of Coffee
Recent News Publications
Morning Brew: Tree Fruit Pest Management Conversations via Zoom. Monday, 6AM, June 5th, 2023
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...
Codling Moth Larval Emergence Beginning & PC Requiring Mgt. May 31, 2023
1st Gen. CM Larva feeding on seeds. Codling moth (CM) has been flying in the Mid-Hudson Valley since 11th May in Yorktown (Biofix) and 14th May in Milton & Clintondale. Emergence of CM larva along the eastern Illinois mountain range in Milton is predicted by the NEWA site for the 2nd June,...
Postponed to Tuesday. Morning Brew: Tree Fruit Pest Management Conversations via Zoom. Tuesday, 6AM, May 30th, 2023
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...