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Founder and Director of Poma Tech

Peter Jentsch

Working with Hudson Valley agricultural producers for over 30 years.

Peter Jentsch formerly 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.

His research and extension responsibilities utilized grant based program funding to provide regional farmers with relevant and timely pest management information on the insect complex.

His research lab and technical support team focused on yearly insecticide efficacy screening studies of new and alternative tools for insect control on the laboratory’s 20-acre research orchard. Trial results provided growers with decision making information for use in commercial fruit and vegetable production. Further studies included invasive insect monitoring, mapping and management, development of sustainable agricultural production systems employing biological control, mating disruption and attract and kill systems. His lab also worked with citizen scientists to monitor agricultural urban interface for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug populations impacting the commercial agricultural production system throughout the state.

 


MS, Entomology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (2005)

 

BA, Education
SUNY at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY (1982)

 

AAS, Natural Resource Management
SUNY at Morrisville, Morrisville, NY (1978)