Faculty: Horticulture

Faculty, Senior Research Associates, and Senior Extension Associates in the Horticulture Section

Nina Bassuk
Nina Bassuk

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Nina Bassuk
Urban horticulture
Woody plants, landscape management and propagation,
Cornell Structural Soil
Terry Bates
Terry Bates

Senior Research Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Director

Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Lab

Cornell AgriTech

Terry Bates
Viticulture
Digital agriculture
Concord (juice grape) production
Taryn Bauerle
Taryn Bauerle

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Taryn Bauerle
Woody plant root biology and physiological ecology
Water stress
Root herbivory
thomas bjorkman
Thomas Björkman

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Thomas Björkman
Vegetable crop physiology
Cover crops
Establishing year-round Eastern broccoli industry
Mark Bridgen
Mark Bridgen

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Director, Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center

School of Integrative Plant Science

Mark Bridgen
Ornamental plant breeding
Cell and tissue culture
Greenhouse floriculture
A smiling woman holds an apple next to more apples piled on a table
Susan Brown

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Susan Brown
Plant breeding (apples)
Marker-assisted breeding
Carlyn Buckler
Carlyn Buckler

Associate Professor of Practice

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Carlyn Buckler
  • csb36 [at] cornell.edu
Science communication and digital technologies
Plant genetics
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Lailiang  Cheng
Lailiang Cheng

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Lailiang Cheng
Sugar/malate metabolism and accumulation, nitrogen uptake and metabolism, nitrogen-carbon interaction, metabolite profiling, nutrition physiology and nutrient management of apple
Laurie Drinkwater
Laurie Drinkwater

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Laurie Drinkwater
Agroecology
Soil quality
Nutrient cycling
Marcia Eames-Sheavly
Marcia Eames-Sheavly

Senior Extension Associate and Senior Lecturer

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Marcia Eames-Sheavly
Garden-based learning
Engaged learning and child and youth development
Art of horticulture
Phillip Griffiths
Phillip Griffiths

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Phillip Griffiths
Vegetable breeding (brassicas and beans)
International agriculture
Molecular breeding and diagnostics
Yu Jiang
Yu Jiang

Assistant Research Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Yu Jiang
Agricultural robotics and artificial Intelligence ,
Image processing
High throughput plant phenotyping
Jenny Kao-Kniffin
Jenny Kao-Kniffin

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Associate Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Jenny Kao-Kniffin
Weed science
Urban ecology
Rhizosphere biology
Timothy Martinson
Timothy Martinson

Senior Extension Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Timothy Martinson
Viticulture Extension
Neil Mattson
Neil Mattson

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Neil Mattson
Greenhouse horticulture
Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
Greenhouse lighting and systems engineering
Michael Mazourek
Michael Mazourek

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Horticulture Section

Michael Mazourek
Vegetable breeding (cucurbits, peppers and peas)
Biochemical genetics
Organic systems
Bill Miller
Bill Miller

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Bill Miller
Flower bulbs and floriculture
Greenhouse and nursery crops
Physiology and post-harvest management
man in apple orchard
Gregory Peck

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Gregory Peck
Tree fruits
Hard cider
Organic production
Jeffrey Perry
Jeffrey Perry

Senior Lecturer

Department of Global Development

Jeffrey Perry
Extension Education
Teaching Methods
Youth Leadership Development
Marvin Pritts
Marvin Pritts

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Plant Sciences Major

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Professor

Department of Global Development

Marvin Pritts
Berry crops
Season extension
Sustainable production practices
Donald Rakow
Don Rakow

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Don Rakow
Public garden management and social impact
Botanical history
Equitable access to parks and green spaces
Anu Rangarajan
Anusuya Rangarajan

Senior Extension Associate and Director, Cornell Small Farm Program

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Anusuya Rangarajan
Fresh market vegetable production
Small farms and sustainable agriculture
Organic and reduced tillage vegetable production
Steve Reiners
Steve Reiners

Professor and Horticulture Section Chair

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Steve Reiners
Processing vegetables (peas, beans, sweet corn)
Vegetable production systems
Organic gardening
Bruce Reisch
Bruce Reisch

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Cornell AgriTech

Bruce Reisch
Grape breeding and genomics
Molecular genetic mapping
Marker-assisted selection
Terence Robinson
Terence Robinson

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Terence Robinson
Orchard production systems
Crop load and canopy management
Fruit tree physiology
Frank S. Rossi
Frank Rossi

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Frank Rossi
Lawn, golf and sports turf
Urban grasslands management
sonja skelly
Sonja Skelly

Director of Education, Cornell Botanic Gardens and Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Sonja Skelly
  • sms92 [at] cornell.edu
Public garden management
School & youth gardening, adult education
Plants and human well being
Lawrence Smart
Larry Smart

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Associate Director

Cornell AgriTech

Larry Smart
Breeding and genomics
Industrial hemp
Willow bioenergy crops
Lynn Sosnoskie
Lynn Sosnoskie

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Lynn Sosnoskie
Weed ecology
Weed management
Specialty crops
Richard Stup
Richard Stup

Agricultural Workforce Specialist

Horticulture Section

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Richard Stup
Agricultural workforce issues
Leadership development
Human resources and farm labor
Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Alan Taylor
Seed science and technology
Seed quality
Coatings, treatments and biostimulants
terry tucker
Terry Tucker

Professor of the Practice; Co-director of MPS in Global Development

Department of Global Development

Terry Tucker
International agriculture & rural development
Participatory research & extension
Higher education & development
Justine Vanden Heuvel
Justine Vanden Heuvel

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Justine Vanden Heuvel
  • jev32 [at] cornell.edu
Sustainable viticulture production
Ecophysiological factors and their impact on fruit and wine composition
Computational tools for vineyard management
Christopher Watkins
Christopher Watkins

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Christopher Watkins
Postharvest science
Apple storage life and quality
Controlled atmosphere storage
Courtney Weber
Courtney Weber

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Cornell AgriTech

Courtney Weber
Berry breeding and genetics
David Wolfe
David Wolfe

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

David Wolfe
Environmental and stress physiology
Soil health and water management
Climate change
kenong xu
Kenong Xu

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Kenong Xu
Tree fruit genomics
Apple gene regulatory networks