Late blight — a highly contagious and devastating disease of tomatoes and potatoes — has been confirmed in Wayne, Wyoming and Livingston counties. If your crops have been infected, it’s critical that you take action to help stop the spread of the disease.
The New York State IPM program has developed posters and videos to help you identify the disease and learn how to properly dispose of infected plants. Please share them widely.
- Legal-sized poster
- 14- x 24-inch poster poster
- Video: What To Do if You Find Late Blight in Your Garden
- Video: Identifying and Scouting for Late Blight on Farms
- Video: Distinguishing Late Blight from Other Tomato and Potato Diseases
On July 10, PBS Insight highlighted the efforts of the Cornell Small Farm Program to support military veterans farming in New York State. Tune in to meet some of the veterans putting their skills and discipline into agricultural careers, from running the family farm to greenhouse flower production, with mentorship, resources and community offered by the Cornell Small Farm Program. Video link.
If you missed the last Horticulture Section seminar of the semester (Thursday’s rescheduled seminar has been canceled) Contemporary Rhododendron breeding featuring Stephen Krebs, Director of Research, David G. Leach Research Station, Holden Arboretum, it’s available online.
“Walter does a great job explaining the science, even with potatoes being thrown at him, says Horticulture Section associate chair Steve Reiners.
Just in time for Charter Day festivities …
Through vintage images, explore the history of plant science at Cornell — the students, the faculty, the Nobel laureates and other leaders and more.
If you missed yesterday’s School of Integrative Plant Science seminar, Engineering the symbiotic signalling pathway of cereals, with Giles Oldroyd, Project Leader, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, it’s available online.
Seminar video: Flower Power — Teaching college students the art and science of the beauty and perfection of flowers
If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Flower Power: Teaching college students the art and science of the beauty and perfection of flowers , with Heiner Lieth, Department of Plant Science, University of California-Davis, it’s available online.
If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Genomics-assisted breeding of triploid hybrids of shrub willow for bioenergy, with Horticulture associate professor Larry Smart, it’s available online.