PPPMB Section News

CALS News, Spotlights, Field Notes and FutureCasts of interest to the Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology Section community in the School of Integrative Plant Science.

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Yellow jackets crawling on grapes

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‘Sour’ grapes: Berry damage, fruit flies worsen wine

Damaged grape berries combined with vinegar flies are a recipe for promoting sour rot, a disease that lowers vineyard yields and wine quality.

  • Entomology
  • Department of Entomology
  • Fruits
Christine Smart works in a rhubarb research field

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A little sour, a little sweet, a tiny bit vegetal: New rhubarb cultivars could be a significant boon to the state’s wines, beers, distilled spirits and hard ciders.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Food
Two female students hold plastic containers and examine circuitry.

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Human urine could be a handy resource in tending home gardens and compost piles, thanks to an interdisciplinary collaboration between two Cornell Engineering students and plant scientist Rebecca Nelson.

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
Green and purple colorful leafy plants with spots.

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Germicidal ultraviolet light is effective at killing a damaging fungus that infects table beets, adding an important organic tool to fight the growing problem of fungicide resistance, according to a new Cornell study.

  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Plants
Man with harvested Bt eggplant in Bangladesh

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  • Department of Entomology
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science

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Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York State, and the United States of America.  We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.