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Plant disease clinic identifies new case of oak wilt

Aug 19, 2016

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.


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.

Richard P. Korf

Ascomycete Journal spotlights the Richard P. Korf Herbarium

Dec 14, 2015

In the November issue of the 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.

Spores of switchgrass smut fungus

Making the Switch

Oct 26, 2015

Gary Bergstrom's lab is assessing switchgrass disease management to improve it as a feedstock for biomass energy.

Teresa Pawlowska

Understanding What's Underfoot

Oct 26, 2015

Teresa Pawlowska's work with endosymbiotic fungi is highlighted in a periodiCALS article In honor of the United Nation’s International Year of Soils.