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Romar to bolster SIPS civic and urban engagement
Shari Romar has joined the School of Integrative Plant Science’s (SIPS) communications team to help elevate awareness of the School’s longstanding engagement efforts with communities across the state, nationally and globally. “Shari brings a...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Plant Biology Section
Fungus extending long filament-like structures far out into soil

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Soil bacteria could improve crop yields, via fungi
Researchers know that a type of fungi called arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi establishes symbiotic relationships with the roots of 70% of all land plants. In this relationship, plants trade fatty acids for the fungi’s nitrogen and phosphorus...
  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

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Meet our new faculty - spring 2021

  • Microbiology
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
A headshot of Lori Huberman

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Meet our faculty: Lori Huberman
Academic focus: Fungal genetics and genomics Research summary: I study how fungi sense and respond to their environment. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how fungi sense available nutrients and efficiently utilize them. Accurate...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
  • Plants
Man looks at apples in an orchard.

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Going underground: Grant roots out rapid apple decline culprit
This effort is thanks to a recent $299,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The three-year project, “Root Traits and Rapid Decline of Apple Trees in High-Density Orchards,” is one of the...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

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