Research & Impact

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Meet our faculty: Lynn M. Sosnoskie
Academic focus: Weed biology, ecology and management in specialty crop systems Previous positions: Agronomy and Weed Science Advisor, Merced and Madera Counties, University of California – ANR, 2018-2019; Assistant Research Faculty, Department...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Plants
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Meet our faculty: Clare Casteel
Academic focus: Plant-microbe interactions, virology, plant-virus-vector interactions Previous position: Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology, University of California – Davis, 2014-2019. Academic background: PhD, Plant Biology, University of...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
  • Plants
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Meet our faculty: Xiangtao Xu
Academic focus: Ecological modeling, vegetation-environment Interactions, plant functional ecology, plant hydraulics, ecological remote sensing, global change biology Previous positions: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Organismic...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Environment
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Eastern Broccoli Project on track to meet $100M goal
“I think we’re going to hit it,” said Thomas Björkman, Cornell professor of horticulture and the project’s principal investigator. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of New York state broccoli farms increased from 290 to 535, and the number of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section

News & Events

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Wild tomatoes resist devastating bacterial canker
In a new paper, Cornell researchers showed that wild tomato varieties are less affected by bacterial canker than traditionally cultivated varieties. The paper, “Characterizing Colonization Patterns of Clavibacter michiganensis During Infection...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

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Plants speak ‘roundworm’ for self-defense, study shows

Led by faculty member Frank Schroeder, the group studied a group of chemicals called ascarosides, which the worms produce and secrete to communicate with each other. As described in a paper published Jan. 10 in Nature Communications, the...

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section