Gregory M. Peck

Assistant Professor
School of Integrative Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Contact Information

121 Plant Science
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-7122

Gregory M. Peck

Assistant Professor
School of Integrative Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Expertise

Hard cider; organic agriculture; pomology; soil ecology; sustainable agriculture; systems-level research

Current Research Interest

Polyphenol development and characterization in cider apples; managing crop load and biennial bearing in cider apple orchards; determining soil quality in apple orchards; modeling apple pollen tube growth to improve crop load management

Distinction

United States Association of Cider Makers Grower Advocate of the Year
State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania George A. Goodling Memoral Lecture Presenter
American Society for Horticultural Science Outstanding Extension Publication

Selected Publications

Thompson, Ashley A., Mark A. Williams, and Gregory M. Peck. “Compost and Geneva Series Rootstocks Increase Young Gala Apple Tree Growth and Change Root-Zone Microbial Communities.” Scientia Horticulturae 256 (2019): 108573.

Wolfe, David W., Arthur T. DeGaetano, Gregory M. Peck, Mary Carey, Lewis H. Ziska, John Lea-Cox, Armen R. Kemanian, Michael P. Hoffman, and David Y. Hollinger. “Unique Challenges and Opportunities for Northeastern US Crop Production in a Changing Climate.” Climate Change 146, no. 1-2 (2018): 231-245.

Cornell Research Website Article

The Emerging Industry of Hard Cider

Cornell Research Website Video

Cornell Research Benefits the Hard Cider Industry