Emeritus, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
George S. Abawi is a professor of Plant Pathology and International Agriculture at Cornell University. He received his MSc. And Ph.D. degrees from Cornell. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Plant Nematology at Cornell from 1970 to 1972, after which he was appointed as a faculty member in the Department of Plant Pathology at the NYS Agric. Expt. Station, Cornell - Geneva. The major area of his research responsibility deals with Vegetable Pathology, with emphasis on the biology and the integrated management of root diseases caused by pathogenic fungi and plant-parasitic nematodes. Special interests are in soil health issues and tropical pathology and international agriculture in general. Sabbatical leaves have been with the University of California Ð Davis, University of Illinois Ð Urbana, North Carolina State University Ð Raleigh, and the International Tropical Research Center (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia (SA).