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Genetics used to improve plants for bioenergy

Aug 21, 2014
A genetics investigation into the symbiosis between soil fungi and plants for bioenergy production could lead to more efficient uptake of nutrients, which would help limit the need for fertilizers. Read more

New school positions plant and soil science for the future

Jun 6, 2014
Five departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences – Plant Biology, Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Crop and Soil Sciences, and Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology – have been consolidated into the School of Integrative Plant Science. Read more

Irish potato famine pathogen originated in Mexico

Jun 2, 2014
Settling a long-established debate over the origin of Phytophthora infestans – the pathogen that led to the Irish potato famine in the 1840s – plant scientists now conclude from genetic analyses that it came from Central Mexico and not the Andes. Read more

Hudler and Gray named APS Fellows

George Hudler and Stewart Gray
Apr 7, 2014
George Hudler and Stewart Gray were named American Phytopathological Society Fellows in honor of their significant contributions to the science of plant pathology. Read more

2014 Summer Research Scholars Program

Summer Scholar
Jan 9, 2014
Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York offers undergraduate students the opportunity to work on research projects. Read more

Hop yard takes root in Geneva

Jul 8, 2013
A one-acre hop yard was established June 30 as a research planting to bolster the hops revival in New York. The team will soon develop a New York hops grower’s guide as well. Read more

Geneva greenhouses to get $4.7 million upgrade

Apr 26, 2013
The two-year project, which begins in May and was funded by money released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will reconstruct 21,000 square feet of greenhouses at NYSAES. Improvements will boost research capacity and optimize energy efficiency. Read more

Gillian Turgeon elected to American Academy of Microbiology

Gillian Turgeon
Mar 20, 2013
The American Academy of Microbiology recognized Gillian Turgeon for the work she and her students and postdocs have made in the fundamental advances in our understanding of molecular mechanisms of fungal pathogenicity to plants and the genetic basis and evolutionary history of fungal reproductive strategies. Read more