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 (justine[at]cornell[dot]edu)

Chair's Assistant: Michele Blackmore
mb2525 [at] cornell.edu (mb2525[at]cornell[dot]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
Taryn Bauerle
hortgrad [at] cornell.edu (hortgrad[at]cornell[dot]edu)

Graduate Field Assistant
Josh Balles
jeb527 [at] cornell.edu (jeb527[at]cornell[dot]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.

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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

Senior graduates of the Class of 2024

News

Agricultural Sciences Major celebrates student leadership
  • Agriculture Sciences Major
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
Yu Jiang and graduate student usimg fluorescence imaging to help identify weeds among plants

News

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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News

  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
Marvin Pritts

News

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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News

A new Cornell-developed computer model that estimates the temperatures that cause freeze damage in a dozen grape cultivars can help growers plan for the season when damage does occur.

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Environment