Students in PLPPM 2010, Magical Mushrooms, Mischievous Molds were treated to a end-of-semester lunch time feast on May 9th. Featuring food and drink made from a wide variety of fungi, the feast is a traditional end to the class and reinforces the many ways that fungi enrich our lives.
Meg McGrath, a Cornell University plant pathologist based at the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center has earned the Excellence in IPM award from Cornell University’s New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYS IPM)
Thomson Reuters recently counted five faculty members from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as among the most influential contemporary scientists in the world. The list was assembled by identifying the scientists whose publications are in the top 1 percent in their fields for journal citations from 2004-14.
A recent study led by Cornell University and DOE JGI researchers found that in one such interaction between a mold fungus Rhizopus microsporus and its Burkholderia endosymbiont, lipid metabolism of the fungus determines whether the interaction has a positive or a negative outcome.
The CALS Plant Transformation Facility (PTF) is pleased to announce its first delivery! After a few months in the PTF NICU (Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit), the first transgenic Nipponbare rice plants are ready for life outside their incubators.
Sarah Pethybridge and Marc Fuchs, faculty in the SIPS Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, both located on the Geneva campus, have been awarded grants from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for research on disease management and disease diagnostics.