Horticulture Section scientists in Ithaca, Geneva and other locations around New York conduct research that is broad and diverse. It runs the gamut from the basic molecular and physiological research through theoretical and applied field and ecosystem research to plant-human interaction. It also covers a broad range of plant types, including fruits and vegetables, landscape plants, turfgrasses, woody plants and more.

Research areas

Horticulture production and management

Biology of horticultural crops

Environmental stewardship

Plants and human well-being

Research resources

Directory of lab websites in the Horticulture Section

The Horticulture Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) requests proposals for innovative research, teaching and extension/outreach projects involving organics and sustainability in farm and food systems, and managed landscapes including gardens and green spaces. A gift from the Toward Sustainability Foundation (TSF) will provide support for successful proposals during calendar year 2020. Short proposals are requested with a 6-page maximum (single spaced including an itemized budget, extra pages are allowed for the literature cited section). We invite grant proposals from Cornell University faculty and associates as well as county and regional based Cornell Cooperative Extension educators. Cornell student-led proposals are welcome for state, national or international research, but a Cornell faculty member must indicate his or her commitment to help guide and serve as an advisor for the proposal. Submission details and previously funded proposals