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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

Denis Willett

Assistant Professor

Geneva Entomology

Cornell AgriTech

Denis Willett
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Sarah Pethybridge

Associate Professor

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

Cornell AgriTech

Sarah Pethybridge
Kyle Wickings

Associate Professor

Entomology

Cornell AgriTech

Kyle Wickings
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Marc Fuchs

Professor

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

Marc Fuchs
Viruses
Emerging diseases
Grapes
Chris Smart
Christine Smart

Professor

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

Director

School of Integrative Plant Science

Christine Smart
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Brian Nault

Professor

Entomology

Cornell AgriTech

Brian Nault
Phillip Griffiths

Associate Professor

Horticulture

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Phillip Griffiths
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Anthony Shelton

Professor

Entomology

Cornell AgriTech

Anthony Shelton
Biotechnology
Biological control
Integrated pest management
Alan Taylor

Professor

Horticulture

Alan Taylor
seed treatments
seed quality
biostimulants
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Thomas Björkman

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture

Cornell AgriTech

Thomas Björkman
Stephen Reiners

Professor

Horticulture

Cornell AgriTech

Stephen Reiners