Apples on the tree at Cornell Orchard (Cornell University Photography)
Image by Lindsay France

Lake Ontario Fruit Team

The Lake Ontario Fruit Team is a regional extension program of Cornell Cooperative Extension serving the commercial fruit industry. 

The Lake Ontario Fruit Team provides educational programs for the commercial fruit industry, using research-based information to help the tree fruit and berry industries in New York compete in the world market and provide safe, high-quality produce for consumers.


  • Maintain competitiveness and profitability of NY fruit farms in a global market.
  • Evaluate new technology for potential increases in efficiency through applied research.
  • Assist in the adoption and implementation of appropriate technologies.
  • Reduce financial, legal, labor, environmental, and health risks.
  • Improve production and delivery of high quality fruit to consumers.

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Last updated January 6, 2021