Vegetable Crops Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Ethan Grundberg (MS ’09, University of California, Davis) is a regional vegetable crops specialist with the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Grundberg works primarily with vegetable growers in the famous “Black Dirt” muck soil region of Orange County, NY and focuses on IPM strategies in conventional onion production and reducing tillage in specialty vine crops. Prior to joining extension in 2016, Grundberg ran a 40-acre mixed vegetable farm in Eastern Massachusetts.
The Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture is one of the premier regional agricultural Cornell Cooperative Extension programs in New York, serving a large multi-county area in the Champlain Valley, Capital Region and Hudson Valley. The team’s specialists work together with Cornell faculty and extension educators statewide to address the issues that impact the vegetable, tree fruit, small fruit and grape industries. The Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program provides educational programs and information to growers and agri-business professionals, arming them with the knowledge to profitably produce and market safe and healthful horticultural crops, contributing to the viability of farms and the economic wellbeing of New York State.