Emerita Senior Extension Associate, Former NYSIPM Director, NYS Integrated Pest Management
Dr. Jennifer Grant is currently Faculty Emerita at Cornell University. She worked more than three decades in the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program at Cornell University, serving as its Director from 2012-2020, and had a joint appointment to Cornell’s Department of Entomology. She received a Ph.D. in entomology from Cornell University, and a Masters and Bachelors degree from the University of Vermont. Grant’s specialty is researching and extending low-impact pest management practices for turfgrass. Her expertise includes management of scarab grubs and annual bluegrass weevils, and the use of entomopathogenic nematodes. Grant also promotes planting of pollinator habitat, use of Cornell’s Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ), and the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA). She is known for her work as founder and co-leader of a long term systems experiment and extension effort on reduced risk golf course management at the Bethpage Golf Courses in Long Island, NY. Grant is also the Scientific Liaison for Global Organic Partners, a company helping golf courses to reduce their environmental impact while producing high quality playing surfaces.
Grant is co-author of multiple publications, including:
- Reducing Chemical Use on Golf Course Turf: Redefining IPM
- Best Management Practices for New York State Golf Courses
- Active Ingredients Eligible for Minimum Risk Pesticide Use
Amongst her honors, Grant received the 2020 Citation of Merit from the New York State Turfgrass Association; the Outstanding Achievements in IPM Award from the Northeastern IPM Center; and a Pollinator Protection award from Cornell University.
jag7 [at] cornell.edu