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
Kenneth and Sara Geld, both ’81, donated $10,000 to the lab of Michelle Cilia, adjunct assistant professor of plant pathology, in a bid to map out the entire genetic makeup of a problem vexing the citrus industry. Read more