Crop Disease Management

Our experts utilize innovative research to understand and sustainably manage crops and the diseases that affect them. We approach crop disease with an integrative methodology that encompasses plant varieties that are disease resistant, implementing cultural practices that inhibit pathogen development and a plant's ability to withstand pathogen attack and deploying agricultural pharmaceuticals and/or biological control agents to inhibit pathogen and disease development.

We are also broadening the spectrum disease control options available to organic farms, a rapidly growing sector in New York.

Our research is elevating the quality of New York crops, ensuring that consumers have access to fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables.

 

People standing in orchard having a discussion.
Yu Jiang
Yu Jiang

Assistant Research Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Yu Jiang
Agricultural robotics and artificial Intelligence ,
Image processing
High throughput plant phenotyping
Katie Gold
Katie Gold

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

Katie Gold
GrapeSPEC – Sensing, Pathology, and Extension at Cornell AgriTech
David Gadoury
David Gadoury

Research Associate, Sr.

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

David Gadoury
Diseases of grapevine, apple, and strawberry
Powdery mildew
Downy mildew
A mans smiles in front of a brick wall
Lance Cadle-Davidson

Courtesy Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

Lance Cadle-Davidson
Sustainable management of grapevine fungal and oomycete diseases
Host-pathogen co-evolution and disease resistance
Enhanced breeding using genomic tools
Chris Smart
Christine Smart

Director

School of Integrative Plant Science

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Christine Smart
Biology and management of vegetable diseases
Host-pathogen interactions
A man in the greenhouse examines grape plants
Marc Fuchs

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

Marc Fuchs
Virus diseases of fruit and vegetable crops
Grape viruses
Plant virus-insect vector interactions
A man stands smiling in a fruit orchard
Kerik Cox

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

Kerik Cox
Orchard fungal ecology
Fungicide resistance
Pesticide stewardship, fruit pathology
A woman stands in front of a brick wall
Sarah Pethybridge

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

Sarah Pethybridge
Diseases of vegetables
Sclerotinia
Epidemiology and fungicide resistance
Man examining an apple tree
Awais Khan

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

Awais Khan
Disease resistance in rosaceous fruits
High-throughput methods for plant resistance phenotyping
Mechanisms of disease resistance and pathogenesis