Cornell researchers have been awarded $4.2 million by the National Science Foundation to explore natural genetic variation in the tomato immune system and to use the findings to improve crops. Read more
Earlier this year, the Cornell University Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic (CU-PDDC) used a new rapid test they developed to identify a small number of oak trees with oak wilt disease on Long Island. Read more
Four Cornell projects were awarded more than $1.65 million in total by the United States Department of Agriculture for research on plant health, production and resilience. Read more
Alumna Rebecca Bennett (Ph.D. 2005, Bergstrom Lab) Wins ARS Group Research Award
Jan 4, 2016
ARS Research Plant Pathologist Rebecca Bennett, of the Wheat, Peanut and Other Field Crops Unit in Stillwater, OK, accepted an REE Mission Area Merit Award on behalf of the Stillwater peanut research group. This honor was awarded to the ARS Legume and Oilseed Breeding Team, which included 16 researchers working on dry bean/chickpea, soybean, and peanuts from 10 ARS locations.
In the November issue of the Ascomycete.org Journal, an article by Scott LaGreca spotlights Richard P. Korf’s many contributions to herbarium CUP, with an overview of his personal herbarium, and the thousands of foreign specimens he has given to CUP’s geographical collections. Read more