Soil & Crop Sciences contacts

Soil & Crop Sciences Section
School of Integrative Plant Sciences
Cornell University
233 Emerson Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Chair, Toni Ditommaso
Phone: (607) 255-5459
Email: ad97 [at] cornell.edu

Assistant to the Chair, Amy Collins
Phone: 607-255-2180
Email: acl10 [at] cornell.edu

Director of Graduate Studies:
Olena Vatamaniuk
Office: 258 Emerson Hall

Graduate Field Assistant: Alicia Caswell
Email: amd33 [at] cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-3267
Office: 231 Emerson Hall

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Tenured and Tenure-track Faculty, Senior Research Associates, Senior Extension Associates, and Senior Lecturers

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These faculty have primary affiliations with other SIPS sections and Cornell units or with USDA-ARS

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Faculty emeriti and other retired academics

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Graduate students in the Field of Soil & Crop Sciences

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Post-doctoral associates, research associates, extension associates, and lecturers

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Staff members support research scientists, maintain greenhouses and research fields, and manage administrative functions

Soil & Crop Sciences News

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News

Buckley elected to American Academy of Microbiology
Congratulations to SIPS Professor Dan Buckley, elected in February as one of 65 new Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows represent an honorific leadership group with the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) elected annually...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Microbiology

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Robert Seaney, forage management expert, dies at 93

“Dr. Seaney was an excellent communicator and was widely respected by colleagues, extension agents and farmers,” said Danny Fox, professor emeritus of animal science. “Through his research and extension program, he had a large impact on...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Soil
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Community remembers undergraduate student, artist and activist KAR Robison
Robison originally attended Baylor University, where they took courses in pre-medicine, philosophy and African studies. They went on to work in the field of sustainable food marketing in both San Diego and New York City for nearly 20 years...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
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News

New imaging method views soil carbon at near-atomic scales
Improving such understanding may help researchers develop strategies for sequestering more carbon in soil, thereby keeping it out of the atmosphere where it combines with oxygen and acts as a greenhouse gas. A new study describes a breakthrough...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Soil
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State-funded study provides soil health guidelines for New York agriculture
To fill that research gap, a team of soil scientists in Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), conducted a state-funded project to characterize soil health across New York state agricultural lands. Published in...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section