People in Horticulture

Our mission

The Horticulture Section serves professionals, students and citizens of New York State, the nation, and the world, by generating and extending knowledge about fruits, vegetables and landscape plants, for the purpose of sustaining the environment, enhancing economic vitality, and improving the quality of life of individuals and their communities. 

Horticulture contacts

Chair: Justine Vanden Heuvel
justine [at] cornell.edu

Chair's Assistant: Michele Blackmore
mb2525 [at] cornell.edu

Ithaca campus
Horticulture Section
Cornell University
135 Plant Science Building
Ithaca, NY 14853 USA
Phone: 607-255-8659
Fax: 607-255-0599

Geneva campus
Horticulture Section
Hedrick Hall - Cornell AgriTech
635 West North Street
Geneva, New York 14456
Phone: 315-787-2394
Fax: 315-787-2216

 

Director of Graduate Studies
Thomas Bjorkman
hortgrad [at] cornell.edu

Graduate Field Assistant
Josh Balles
jeb527 [at] cornell.edu
607-255-9573

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Tenured and Tenure-track Faculty, Senior Research Associates, Senior Extension Associates, and Senior Lecturers

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These faculty have primary affiliations with other SIPS sections and Cornell units or with USDA-ARS

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Faculty emeriti and other retired academics

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Graduate students in the Field of Horticulture

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Post-doctoral associates, research associates, extension associates, and lecturers

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Staff members support research scientists, maintain greenhouses and research fields, and manage administrative functions

Horticulture by the numbers

50+ Horticulture Section faculty and adjuncts

100+ support staff, post-doctoral associates & other academics

40+ horticulture graduate students & 60+ plant sciences majors

Horticulture News

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News

Cornell Garden-Based Learning Sets Sights on Food Forests
En español. Food Forests, also known as Edible Forests, sees community growers cultivating edible perennial plants, such as fruit and nut trees, berries, roots and flowers etc. in an arrangement that is functional, productive, and often...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
Nina Bassuk

Spotlight

Nina Bassuk has dedicated her career helping trees thrive in tough urban landscapes
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
Jason Londo and his family

Spotlight

Academic focus: Fruit crop physiology and climate adaptation Research summary: I study how environmental stresses such as temperature, water availability and soil chemistry impact apple and grapevine physiological performance. The key to climate...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
Yu Jiang and Ph.D. student Ertai Liu stand with an agricultural robot in a grape vineyard

Spotlight

Academic focus: Multimodal sensing, agricultural robotics and artificial intelligence in agriculture Research summary: I study systems engineering and digital solutions to enhancing the productivity, quality, sustainability and resilience of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section

News

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics