Areas of Interest
Reduced Tillage, Production Systems, Pest ID and Control
Cucumbers, Melons, Potatoes, Pumpkins / Gourds, Squash - Summer, Squash- Winter, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes
Growing up on a vegetable farm in NY sparked Chuck Bornt's interest in all aspects of crop production. Chuck completed his undergraduate studies at SUNY Cobleskill and his master degree at the University of New Hampshire, Durham in Plant Biology. Chuck's experience as a Cornell Cooperative Extension Area Specialist began in 1998 in Western NY. His attention turned to vegetable production in the Capital Region in 2002. Today, Chuck spends much of his time with growers, determining the vegetable industry needs for research and educational outreach.