The Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (PPPMB) Section is dedicated to sharing new information and educating a wide range of stakeholders on plant diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes.
Faculty and staff routinely work with growers, students, extension personnel, agriculture-service providers, regulators, home gardeners, and local communities on ways to diagnose and manage plant disease.
The clinic provides plant disease diagnostic services including analysis of plant material and soil for pathogens as well as suggestions for appropriate control measures.
Research collection with over 400,000 preserved specimens of plant diseases and fungi and more than 60,000 images of agricultural history, people, plant diseases, and fungi.
An online magazine of stories about fungi written by Cornell faculty and students.
- To enhance the value of agricultural and horticultural production.
- To share research-based information and technology with stakeholders
- To provide opportunities for training and on-site learning experience.