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Packing peppers into cratesThe National Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Program was established in 1999, funded by CSREES-USDA and US-FDA, and based at Cornell University. The GAPs Program has collaborators in  34 states throughout the nation and has created many educational materials to help implement good agricultural practices on the farm.

This website creates a user-friendly universal portal bringing GAPs related information together for growers, packers, farm workers, extension educators, scientists, state and federal government personnel, and other interested stakeholders.

Our Research and Extension Database provides a searchable database of research and extension articles, access to multilingual educational materials, and links to GAPs collaborators and programs at other institutions. The searchable citation database is updated through monthly, automated searches of AGRICOLA and PubMed databases. Site users can search under specific GAPs topics such as water, manure, and worker training as well as by a specific commodity, or can search the entire database using key words to find the most current GAPs information and recommendations.

The database was created by the National GAPs Program at Cornell University with support from its collaborators at 26 Land Grant Universities across the US. It was developed with assistance from Cornell Cooperative Extension IT-team and library professionals at Cornell University's Mann Library. 

For more information, contact Betsy Bihn at (315) 787–2625 or e-mail her at

Important Notice Regarding PDF files

In order to comply with Cornell University's commitment to provide web accessible content, we have removed several PDF files from this site. The files must be remediated so they meet compliance standards and will be posted back online once this step has been completed.

To indicate content available as PDF files, we have included the word pdf in parenthesis following the content ex: Decision Tree (pdf).

If you would like a copy of any of these PDFs, please email Michele Humiston and indicate which file(s) you wish to receive.

We apologize for this inconvenience.