“We use a few products made by Marrone- Bio quite a bit, like Regalia, which offers systemic resistance and we found that worked very nicely for apple rust.”

Fishkill Farms is a 270-acre farm in Duchess County, New York, producing a variety of fruits and vegetables and pastured eggs. Apple orchards take up the majority of the farm’s 150 acres of arable land, and about a quarter of apple acreage is grown organically, as well as berries and vegetables, with the remainder eco-certified.

Josh Morgenthau is the owner and operator of the farm, which has been in his family since 1913. Morgenthau did not grow up on the farm as his parents worked in New York City, but he moved to the Hudson Valley after college in 2008 and soon started running the operation.

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