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New York’s vegetable industry is valued at over $400 million with leading crops being cabbage, sweet corn, onions, tomatoes, pumpkins, cucumbers, squash, green peas and cauliflower. Cornell AgriTech expertise covers the expanse of vegetables grown in New York state with the mission of helping farmers grow healthier, sustainable and economically viable crops.

Our expertise includes seed technologies, soil and crop health, plant breeding and disease and pest management. Cornell AgriTech works across disciplines to help growers with practical solutions that help their businesses thrive.

 

Our vegetable experts

Lynn Sosnoskie
Lynn Sosnoskie

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Lynn Sosnoskie
Weed ecology
Weed management
Specialty crops
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Thomas Björkman

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Thomas Björkman
Vegetable crop physiology
Cover crops
Establishing year-round Eastern broccoli industry
Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Alan Taylor
Seed science and technology
Seed quality
Coatings, treatments and biostimulants
Steve Reiners
Stephen Reiners

Professor and Horticulture Section Chair

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Stephen Reiners
Processing vegetables (peas, beans, sweet corn)
Vegetable production systems
Organic gardening
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Anthony Shelton

Professor

Entomology

Cornell AgriTech

Anthony Shelton
Biotechnology
Biological control
Integrated pest management
Phillip Griffiths
Phillip Griffiths

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Cornell AgriTech

Phillip Griffiths
Vegetable breeding (brassicas and beans)
International agriculture
Molecular breeding and diagnostics
A man stands in a sunny greenhouse
Brian Nault

Professor

Entomology

Cornell AgriTech

Brian Nault
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
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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
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Kyle Wickings

Associate Professor

Entomology

Cornell AgriTech

Kyle Wickings
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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
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Denis Willett

Assistant Professor

Geneva Entomology

Cornell AgriTech

Denis Willett
Joanne Labate

Molecular Biologist

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Joanne Labate