Field-scale grain trial seeding, rotational cover crops, fall 2016
Image by Justin O'Dea

Field-scale grain trial seeding, rotational cover crops, fall 2016

Under-sown red clover coming through grain stubble
Image by Samuel Miegs

Under-sown red clover coming through grain stubble

'Caliente' mustard biofumigation trial, 2015
Image by Justin O'Dea

'Caliente' mustard biofumigation trial, 2015

Flowering barley, wheat, and rye
Image by Samuel Miegs

Flowering barley, wheat, and rye

No-till soybeans growing in roller-crimped rye mulch
Image by Justin O'Dea

No-till soybeans growing in roller-crimped rye mulch

Seeding field-scale winter grain trials, fall 2015
Image by Justin O'Dea

Seeding field-scale winter grain trials, fall 2015

'Caliente' mustard biofumigation trial, 2015
Image by Justin O'Dea

'Caliente' mustard biofumigation trial, 2015

Cornell harvesting Hudson Valley spring barley trials, 2014
Image by Justin O'Dea

Cornell harvesting Hudson Valley spring barley trials, 2014

Maturing broccoli with clover under-sown
Image by Justin O'Dea

Maturing broccoli with clover under-sown

Cornell harvesting Hudson Valley Grain Trials, 2014
Image by Justin O'Dea

Cornell harvesting Hudson Valley Grain Trials, 2014

Field corn, Rondout Valley
Image by Justin O'Dea

Field corn, Rondout Valley

Hudson Valley winter grain trials, 2013

Hudson Valley winter grain trials, 2013

Austrian winter pea & cereal grain cover crop
Image by Justin O'Dea

Austrian winter pea & cereal grain cover crop

Mixed species cover crop interseeded under field corn
Image by Justin O'Dea

Mixed species cover crop interseeded under field corn

Hudson Valley spring wheat & barley trials, 2014
Image by Justin O'Dea

Hudson Valley spring wheat & barley trials, 2014

No-till pumpkin in rye residue
Image by Justin O'Dea

No-till pumpkin in rye residue

Mixed-species sunflower, field pea, & sunnhemp cover crop
Image by Justin O'Dea

Mixed-species sunflower, field pea, & sunnhemp cover crop

Hudson Valley biofumigation cover crop trials, rye vs. 'Nemat' arugula, 2014

Hudson Valley biofumigation cover crop trials, rye vs. 'Nemat' arugula, 2014

Hudson Valley winter barley & wheat trials, 2013
Image by Elizabeth Higgins

Hudson Valley winter barley & wheat trials, 2013

Plasticulture inter-row cover crop trials, Hudson Valley, 2013

Plasticulture inter-row cover crop trials, Hudson Valley, 2013

Emerging winter grains, fall 2016
Image by Justin O'Dea

Emerging winter grains, fall 2016

'Conlon' spring malting barley crop, Hudson Valley, 2014
Image by Justin O'Dea

'Conlon' spring malting barley crop, Hudson Valley, 2014

Seeding field scale winter grain trials, fall 2016
Image by Justin O'Dea

Seeding field scale winter grain trials, fall 2016

Medium red clover under buckwheat nurse crop
Image by Justin O'Dea

Medium red clover under buckwheat nurse crop

Justin O'Dea

Senior Field Crop & Vegetable Resource Educator

M.S.: Agronomy, Montana State University, 2011
B.A.: Liberal Arts, Evergreen State College, 2003

Specialties, Interests:
Cropping systems/rotation, soil quality/health management, cover crops/green manures, legumes, small grain crops/value-added grains, integrated weed management, hops, forest-grown mushrooms, agricultural land-use assessment

Background:
Justin grew up in the Southern Tier region of New York, a generation apart from when his family was last involved in commercial farming. He has since lived in Vermont, Washington State, and Montana, and has been involved in agriculture since 1999. Justin has a working background on multiple farms whose products included mixed vegetables, fruits, maple syrup, and shiitake mushrooms. Justin also worked with Montana State University's cropland weed ecology lab and cropping systems lab where he conducted research on legume green manures, nitrogen management, and soil health in wheat systems. He is pleased to be working with Cornell and agriculture in his home state, and to be working with the diversity of farms and growers in Ulster County and the greater Hudson Valley.

Contact

Justin O'Dea
Sr. Resource Educator, Field Crops & Vegetables
jko32@cornell.edu
845-943-9808 (cell)

Last updated May 12, 2017