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

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News

Spotlight on Aleah Butler-Jones: Electrical weeding, agroecosystems & more
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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News

While New York’s farmers face more extreme weather events, they are learning to adapt, says a new statewide climate impacts assessment, led and written by two Cornell researchers.

  • Soil
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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News

Phillip Griffiths, a Cornell plant breeder, has developed an unusual tomato – with yellow flesh and an oblong shape that prompted its fans to name it “Yellow Submarine.”

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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News

Cornell Cooperative Extension is helping New York state farmers learn how to grow rice, a potentially lucrative crop that can thrive on flood-prone land as a hedge against climate change.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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News

Researchers at Cornell have discovered a new grape downy mildew resistance gene – giving the wine and grape industry a powerful new tool to combat this devastating disease.

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