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Research & Impact

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Spotlight

New species of downy mildew named in honor of SIPS researcher
There are species named after scientists like Charles Darwin (Geochelone nigra darwini) and figures in popular culture (Notiospathius johnlennoni). Dick Korf, who worked as a fungal taxonomist in Cornell's Plant Pathology Department from 1951...
  • Long Island Research & Extension Center
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

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Elizabeth Brock, M.S.’06, D.V.M. ’15, brings love of dairy cows to National Board for Bovine Practitioners

“I think where most girls have their horse phase at 10 or 11, I was obsessed with cows instead,” she says. When she took a course at the University of New Hampshire that gives students experience managing a registered herd of Holsteins, her mind...

  • Cornell Dairy Center of Excellence
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Spotlight

An inside look at the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center’s plant breeding programs

Horticulture Professor Mark Bridgen serves as the director of the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center in Riverhead, NY. There, the 68-acre facility is dedicated to providing research and extension services that support Long...

  • Long Island Research & Extension Center
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section

Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Kaitlin (Katie) Gold

Research focus: proximal and remote plant disease sensing and applied grape pathology Research summary: I study how proximal and remote sensing can be used to make earlier, faster, and more accurate grape disease detection and management...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
  • Plants
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CALS Magazine

FutureCast

Genetic ingenuity: What does it take to put produce on your plate?
Our plant breeders are known for their innovative work in creating new varieties of fruits and vegetables. Developing these varieties is a complex yet creative process, and getting the varieties onto supermarket shelves also requires a tremendous amount of effort. Susan Brown, professor of horticulture, and Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of horticulture, explain how they bring the varieties they develop from seed to supermarket.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section

News & Events

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News

Robots armed with UV light fight grape mildew
Researchers at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, have partnered with SAGA Robotics in Norway to develop the first commercial robotic units, and the autonomous vehicle robots will appear on the market this year. This spring, the researchers...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

News

New faculty carrying on CALS’ impact mission

Abigail Snyder, from the Department of Food Science, studies how different conditions in food processing environments can contribute to the rise of microbial communities. Her main focus is developing solutions to challenges in food safety...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
  • Food Science