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Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research and Education Center

apples in crate labeled WVU Kearneysville Farm

Located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, the Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research and Education Center was developed to serve the fruit growing industry that is dominant in that region of the state.


  • Office, laboratories, cold storage rooms, library, kitchen and a conference room are housed in the 8,000 square-foot Edwin Gould Building
  • Manager’s residence
  • Equipment shop
  • Six storage buildings
  • Pesticide storage and loading facility
  • Greenhouse
  • Wind machines to protect orchards from frost damage

Research activities

  • Integrated management of tree fruit insects
  • Alternative disease control strategies for production of apples for processing
  • Assessment of alternative and conventional integrated pest management strategies for production of fruit for processing
  • Multidisciplinary evaluation of ne apple cultivars
  • Evaluation of tunnel spray systems