Faculty: Horticulture

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

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Yousoon Baek

Lecturer

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Yousoon Baek
  • yb273 [at] cornell.edu
Cannabis Physiology
Hemp Production
Sex Determination
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

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Taryn Bauerle
Woody plant root biology and physiological ecology
Water stress
Root herbivory
Todd Bittner
Todd Bittner

Lecturer

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Todd Bittner
  • todd.bittner [at] cornell.edu
Natural areas management
Restoration ecology
Environmental sustainability
Mark Bridgen
Mark Bridgen

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Mark Bridgen
Ornamental plant breeding
Cell and tissue culture
Greenhouse floriculture
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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, transport and accumulation and sugar (alcohol) signaling
Uptake, metabolism and transport of mineral nutrients and orchard nutrient management
ria d'aversa
Ria D'Aversa

Lecturer, Viticulture

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Ria D'Aversa
  • rd546 [at] cornell.edu
Cool climate viticulture
Soil systems and ecological farming practices
Climate change impacts on vineyards
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Laura Dougherty

Research Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Laura Dougherty
  • led88 [at] cornell.edu
Apple Genomics
Laurie Drinkwater
Laurie Drinkwater

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Laurie Drinkwater
Agroecology
Soil quality
Nutrient cycling
heather grab
Heather Grab

Senior Lecturer

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Heather Grab
  • heathergrab [at] cornell.edu
Industrial hemp production and processing
Agroecology
Plant-insect interactions
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
Ashley Humbolt
Ashley Helmholdt

Extension Associate, Adult Program Leader, Cornell Garden-Based Learning

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Ashley Helmholdt
  • alm443 [at] cornell.edu
Garden-based learning
Yu Jiang
Yu Jiang

Assistant 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

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Jenny Kao-Kniffin
Weed science
Urban ecology
Rhizosphere biology
shari lighthall
Shari Lighthall

Senior Extension Associate, Director of Agricultural Education Outreach

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Shari Lighthall
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Jason Londo

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Jason Londo
Fruit crop stress physiology and adaptation
Graft physiology and phenotypic plasticity
Comparative genetics and genomics
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Neil Mattson

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

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

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Horticulture Section

Michael Mazourek
Vegetable breeding (cucurbits, peppers, peas and beans)
Biochemical genetics for flavor, human nutrition and plant defense
Applied quantitative genetics
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
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Gregory Peck

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Gregory Peck
Tree fruit and hard cider
Organic agriculture and soil health
Climate change
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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
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

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Steve Reiners
Processing vegetables (peas, beans, sweet corn)
Vegetable production systems
Organic gardening
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
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Yosef Al Shoffe

Senior Research Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Yosef Al Shoffe
Postharvest of fruit and vegetable
Storage systems
Safety and sustainability
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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 leadership
Plants and human well being
School & youth gardening, adult education, climate change education
Lawrence Smart
Larry Smart

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

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

Senior Extension Associate, Agricultural Workforce Specialist

Cornell Cooperative Extension

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

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
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Terry Tucker

Professor of the Practice

Department of Global Development

Co-Director, Graduate Field of 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 and Section Head

Horticulture Section

School of Integrative Plant Science

Justine Vanden Heuvel
  • justine [at] cornell.edu
Sustainable viticulture production
Ecophysiological factors and their impact on fruit and wine composition
Computational tools for vineyard management
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Hans Walter-Peterson

Viticulture Extension Specialist

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Senior Extension Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Graduate Student (Vanden Heuvel Lab)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Hans Walter-Peterson
Grapes and wine
Vineyard
Viticulture
Christopher Watkins
Christopher Watkins

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

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

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Cornell AgriTech

Courtney Weber
Berry breeding and genetics
kenong xu
Kenong Xu

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Kenong Xu
Tree fruit genomics
Apple gene regulatory networks