Ian A. Merwin
Ian A. Merwin is a pomologist at Cornell University, where his current research projects include screening apple rootstocks for resistance to soil-borne diseases; integrated pest management systems for orchard weeds; collecting germplasm of European bittersweet cider apples; and molecular fingerprinting techniques to study soil microbial populations in the apple tree root zone. He and his wife grow new and antique apple varieties on their farm for their local farmers' market and for making fermented ciders.
Online ArticlesThe Makings of a Good Cider
Antique Apples: A Guide for Eaters and Growers