The Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology supports the small fruit industry in New York by:
- working with regional Cornell Cooperative Extension and the New York Berry Growers Association to improve the sustainability of the berry industries and to develop educational programming.
- participating in field visits, providing disease diagnoses to berry growers, and helping them develop the best management plans for conventional and organic operations.
- hosting workshops and field days to share cutting edge research and disease management practices with berry crop stakeholders.
- providing larger statewide services for emerging diseases of concern, including:
Department faculty may be contacted to provide support or answer specific questions about berry crops.