A.C.D.S. Research, Inc.

Agronomic, Vegetable & Specialty Crop Division                                                   Grapes, Tree & Small Fruit & Hops Division

9813 Glenmark Road                                                                                                                      5266 Lakemont Himrod Road

North Rose, NY 14516                                                                                                                                       Dundee, NY 14837

Phone:  (315) 587-2140                                                                                                                            Phone:  (607) 678-4141

Fax:  (315) 587-2145                                                                                                                                       Fax:  (607) 678-4141

EAST FARM                                                                          OverLOOK FARMS

The farm is located about five miles south of Lake Ontario, with surprisingly few rocks and four different soil types:  sand, sandy loam, loam, and silt loam, which allow us to accommodate most study protocol parameters - including soil dissipation studies. Where possible, overhead sprinkler irrigation systems have been installed to meet protocol moisture requirements.

Another main feature of the East Farm's location is its isolation.  The entire farm is surrounded by woods and ravines, which allow it great farm isolation from other annual crops and tree fruit.  This ensures trial security, prevention of cross pollination from uncontrolled environments, lack of spray drift from other growers, and high insect pressure.  As the farm is long and narrow, we are able to easily accommodate trial separation.  This is especially important for maintaining a minimum distance between our control and treated plots, as well as complying with APHIS trial requirements.

Stacey M. Pickard, M.S.Ed.

Principal Field Investigator

​Agronomic, Vegetable & Specialty Crop Division


East Farm

Grant L. Jordan, Ph.D.

Co-Owner & President

​Agronomic, Vegetable & Specialty Crop Division


The A.C.D.S. Research, Inc. East Farm is located in North Rose, NY, and is home to the Agronomic, Vegetable & Specialty Crops Division. It was originally purchased in 1992 by A.C.D.S., Inc. (Ken Trammel, Ph.D.) for research use, and then by Grant and Harry when they purchased the research division of A.C.D.S., Inc. in 1993.  Since that time, it has been the main research farm for all agronomic, vegetable and specialty crop studies for A.C.D.S. Research, with an office and equipment facilities added in 1997.

Tessa G. Lessord, M.S.

Principal Field Investigator

​Agronomic, Vegetable & Specialty Crop Division


On-site, there are 90 tillable acres that we use for research studies. Of that, we have 17.5 acres in apples, 2.5 acres in pears (coming in 2017), 2 acres of bluegrass turf, a small vineyard (more being considered), and 68 acres that are open ground for annual crop trial work.  The main barn houses the Agronomic, Vegetable & Specialty Crops Division offices, processing facilities, walk-in cooler and freezer, GLP archives, a pesticide work area, and equipment storage. There are also outlying buildings and/or facilities for additional equipment storage, maintenance pesticide applications, a weather station, and seed storage.  The farm is also equipped with two wells to accommodate crop irrigation and spray applications.

Always Growing

Stephen G. Pietruszka, B.S.

Research Associate

​Agronomic, Vegetable & Specialty Crop Division


East Farm Team

As we look to the future of the East Farm, we are strongly considering expanding our greenhouse trial work capabilities. Currently we have small, seasonal greenhouses that are used to run trials.  However, as greenhouse work grows, the addition of a large, permanent greenhouse with heat, drip irrigation and ventilated sides is of great interest.  It would allow for year-round trial work with both GLP and efficacy studies.