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School of Integrative Plant Science

Learn how our research in plant and soil sciences is advancing our knowledge and securing food security and environmental sustainability.

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Genetic mapping may lead to fire blight-resistant apples
Fire blight costs the U.S. apple industry an estimated $100 million annually in crop losses. New research from Cornell AgriTech may help apple breeders develop resistant varieties and give growers a more sustainable solution in managing the...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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The Cornell Hudson Valley Research Laboratory (CHVRL)’s new plant pathologist will focus on sustainable disease management in specialty crops, which is critical to New York’s agriculture industry. Scott Cosseboom started as senior research...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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A systematic analysis of 40 years of studies on public crop breeding programs found that cereal grains receive significantly more research attention than other crops important for food security and only 33% of studies sought input from both men...

  • Crops
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Two faculty members – one studying killer fungi and the other using yeast to find safer painkillers – are winners of Schwartz grants, given annually to female faculty or faculty who enhance the diversity, equity and inclusion goals of the...

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

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Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York State, and the United States of America.  We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.