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Meadow Project at the Technology Farm 2007


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Project Leaders: T. Flower, Empire State College, NY; E. Lamb, B. Eshenaur, NYS IPM

Cooperators: J. Lamboy, Finger Lakes Community College, NY; S. Noble, S. Isaacs, Cornell Agriculture & Food Technology Park

Abstract: An area at the Technology Farm in Geneva is being developed as a meadow by an IPM intern from FLCC, in order to get hands on experience with low input alternatives to traditional lawns.  The meadow will serve as a demonstration site and as the basis for IPM educational materials for the homeowner audience.  The landscape plan includes areas of a low growing fescue mix and a medium height meadow mix, plantings to supplement some existing meadow, grass walkways, and interpretive signs on the IPM benefits of a meadow.