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

New no-till guide for organic soybean production
Farmers interested in using the rolled cover crop organic no-till soybean system can now find techniques and tips in the new guide produced by the Sustainable Cropping Systems Lab at Cornell University. The guide is by Matt Ryan of Cornell...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Agriculture
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News

Judiciously decomposing organic matter from 700 degrees Fahrenheit to 1,200 degrees F, without oxygen – a process known as pyrolysis, very different from incineration – and retaining nutrients from dairy lagoons can transform manure into a...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Agriculture
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News

The pathogen listeria soon may become easier to track down in food recalls, thanks to a new genomic and geological mapping tool created by Cornell food scientists.
  • Food Science
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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News

The East Africa study area – including Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – has experienced deforestation and also contains many large-scale land restoration and land-based climate mitigation programs, but lacks systems for quantifying...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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News

When Lou Walcer ’74 stepped into the new business incubator in Weill Hall 10 years ago, he saw opportunity. Now, the center has enjoyed a decade of success.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Agriculture