NY Local will explore the many new industries that are being created to support agriculture in New York State. Last Fall saw the opening of a new facility that supports growers across New York and across North America.

On October 7, 2010, there was an open house at Wormpower, a vermicomposting operation in Avon, New York. Roger Beachy, the director of USDA NIFA spoke, and we also see Tom Herlilhy from Wormpower, and Eric Nelson, Professor of Plant Pathology and Plant Microbes, from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, as well as Allison Jack, PhD candidate in Plant Pathology at Cornell.

Watch the video:

Wormpower Open House

In a subsequent post we’ll explain the science behind vermicompost and why it is so beneficial for starting seedlings. Stay tuned.

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