Specialty Crops Disease & Insect Reliable Trials

Grapes & Small Fruit Disease & Insect Reliable Trials


Diseases:  Downy & Powdery Mildew, Verticillium Wilt

Insects:  Two-spotted Spider Mite, Hop Aphid, Leafhoppers

We are able to conduct the following types of efficacy trials:

  • Fungicide
  • Herbicide
  • Insecticide
  • Variety
  • Biological Control
  • ​Greenhouse
  • Mating Disruption
  • ​Pheromone Lure


Diseases:  Mummyberry

Insects:  Cherry Fruitworm, Cranberry Fruitworm, Spotted Wing Drosophila

Diseases:  Black Rot, Botrytis Bunch Rot, Downy & Powdery Mildew, Phomopsis Cane and Leaf Spot

Insects:  European Red Mite, Grape Berry Moth, Japanese Beetle, Leafhoppers, Banded Grape Bug​​


Insects:  Potato Leafhopper

Diseases:  Gray & White Mold

Insects:  Aphids, Potato Leafhopper, Seedcorn Maggot

Cole Crops

Diseases:  Black Rot, Downy Mildew

Insects​:  Aphids, Cabbage Looper, Diamondback Moth, Imported Cabbage Worm, Thrips


Diseases:  Gray Leaf Spot, Northern Corn Leaf Blight, Rust

Insects:  Armyworm, Corn Earworm, European Corn Borer, Seedcorn Maggot


Diseases​:  Downy & Powdery Mildew, Gummy Stem Blight

Insects​:  Aphids, Striped Cucumber Beetle


Diseases:  Sooty Blotch, Flyspeck, Powdery Mildew

Insects:  Pear Psylla, Codling Moth, Obliquebanded Leafroller, Plum Curculio, Rust Mite, European Red Mite, Tarnished Plant Bug

Diseases:  Brown Rot

Insects:  Oriental Fruit Moth, Plum Borer, Plum Curculio

Agronomic & Vegetable Crop Disease & Insect Reliable Trials


Diseases:  Apple Scab, Black Rot, Flyspeck, Powdery Mildew, Sooty Blotch

Insects:  European Red Mite, Internal Leps, Obliquebanded Leafroller, Plum Curculio, Aphids, Apple Maggot, Leafminer

Diseases:  Brown Rot, Powdery Mildew, Leaf Spot

Insects:  Black Cherry Aphid, European Red Mite, Plum Curculio, Obliquebanded Leafroller, Plum & Peach Tree Borer


Diseases​:  ​​Blossom & Brown Rot, Peach Leaf Curl, Peach Scab

Insects:  Tarnished Plant Bug, Oriental Fruit Moth, European Red Mites, Plum Curculio, Peach Tree Borer, Aphids

Efficacy Trials


Diseases:  Brown & Dollar Spot, Fairy Ring

Insects:  Annual Bluegrass Weevil, European Cranefly, White Grubs


Diseases:  Bottom Rot, Leaf Drop

Insects:  Aster Leafhopper

Diseases:  Botrytis Leaf Blight, Downy Mildew, Purple Blotch

Insects:  Onion Maggot, Thrips


Diseases:  Early & Late Blight, Rhizoctonia

Insects​:  Aphids, Colorado Potato Beetle, Potato Leafhopper

Small Grains

Diseases:  Head Scab, Rust


Diseases​:  Early & Late Blight


Diseases:  Gray Mold, Late Leaf Rust

Insects:  Spotted Wing Drosophila, Tarnished Plant Bug, Sap Beetle

Diseases:  Gray Mold, Leaf Spot

Insects:  Two-spotted Spider Mite, Tarnished Plant Bug, Sap Beetle, Bud Weevil

For Efficacy Trial Work in

Agronomic, Vegetable & Specialty Crops:

Grant L. Jordan


Tessa Lessord



Trial Types

For Efficacy Trial Work in

Grapes, Tree & Small Fruit & Hops:

Harry Humphreys


Aaron Green 


Always Growing
EAST FARM                                                                          OverLOOK FARMS

The vast majority of our trial work is conducted on A.C.D.S. Research, Inc. property, where we have our own weather station.  For the very few trials we run off-site, we have a long-standing relationship with the growers.  Therefore, there is no danger of trial loss due to grower "overspray" or miscommunications over harvestable areas.

We also own, maintain and operate all of our equipment for trial activities and maintenance.  All of our efficacy trials use the Agricultural Research Manager (ARM) program, and we efficiently report complete, correct field results that have been quality controlled before reported.  We have also integrated the use of the CL920 Tablet PC by Motion (Gylling Data Management, Inc. ARM Tablet), which allows us to more efficiently rate trials and take photographic evidence of what we are seeing in the field and report it back to the the research coordinator.

Tree Fruit Disease & Insect Reliable Trials

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