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Recent publications from the SIPS community – June 20, 2019

The Plant Ontology Facilitates Comparisons of Plant Development Stages Across Species.

Walls, R.L., Cooper, L., Elser, J., Gandolfo, M.A., Mungall, C.J., Smith, B., Stevenson, D.W., and Jaiswal, P. 2019.  Frontiers in Plant Science 10.

In rose, transcription factor PTM balances growth and drought survival via PIP2;1 aquaporin

Zhang, S., Feng, M., Chen, W., Zhou, X., Lu, J., Wang, Y., Li, Y., Jiang, C.-Z., Gan, S.-S., Ma, N., and Gao, J. 2019. Nature Plants 5:290-299.

Phytohormones, miRNAs, and peptide signals integrate plant phosphorus status with arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis

Müller, L.M., and Harrison, M.J. 2019. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 50:132-139.

A relationship between tomato fruit softening, cuticle properties and water availability.

Romero, P., and Rose, J.K.C. 2019.  Food Chemistry 295:300-310.

Freesia Responds to Preplant Flurprimidol and Paclobutrazol Corm Soaks

Miller, W.B. 2019. HortScience 54:715–720.

 A framework for genomics-informed ecophysiological modeling in plants.

Wang, D.R., Guadagno, C.R., Mao, X., Mackay, D.S., Pleban, J.R., Baker, R.L., Weinig, C., Jannink, J.-L., and Ewers, B.E. 2019. Journal of Experimental Botany 70:2561-2574.

Iris Yellow Spot Virus Prolongs the Adult Lifespan of Its Primary Vector, Onion Thrips (Thrips tabaci) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae).

Leach, A., Fuchs, M., Harding, R., and Nault, B.A. 2019. Journal of Insect Science 19.

Genome-wide association analysis identifies a natural variation in basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor regulating ascorbate biosynthesis via D-mannose/L-galactose pathway in tomato

Ye, J., Li, W., Ai, G., Li, C., Liu, G., Chen, W., Wang, B., Wang, W., Lu, Y., Zhang, J., Li, H., Ouyang, B., Zhang, H., Fei, Z., Giovannoni, J.J., Ye, Z., and Zhang, Y. 2019. PLOS Genetics 15:e1008149.

Genome-wide identification and expression analysis of calmodulin and calmodulin-like genes in apple (Malus × domestica)

Li, C., Meng, D., Zhang, J., and Cheng, L. 2019. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 139:600-612.

Wolfe advises House sub-committee on climate stress and mitigation strategies

David Wolfe testifying
David Wolfe

SIPS faculty member David Wolfe testified Wednesday to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research in a public hearing entitled, “Increasing Resiliency, Mitigating Risk: Examining the Research and Extension Needs of Producers”. Wolfe led the expert testimony by outlining challenges presented by recent extreme weather events and ways in which farmers are responding. He went on to list areas of need such as improved regional climate data, digital agriculture infrastructure, and greater access to capital.

The entire witness panel strongly emphasized the importance of public sector research to develop regionally adapted cultivars and address pest and pathogen challenges exacerbated by climate variability. Cooperative extension and collaborative research with USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) were also hailed. Followup questions from representatives covered topics as diverse as the benefits of gene editing, efficacy of cover crops to mitigate both flooding and drought, international competition in the realm of biotechnology, to concerns about the proposed move of USDA headquarters.

Other experts testifying at the hearing included Robert W. Godfrey, Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at University of the Virgin Islands, Brise Tencer, Executive Director of the Organic Farming Research Foundation in Santa Cruz, CA, Sam Godwin of Godwin Family Orchard in Tonasket, WA, and Fred Gmitter of the Citrus Research and Education Center at the University of Florida.

Wolfe’s program in the SIPS Horticulture Section focuses on the accounting and management of carbon, nitrogen, and greenhouse gases in agroecosystems. He is also a project coordinator of the recently released New York Soil Health Roadmap.

Recent publications from the SIPS community – June 13, 2019

Towards applying N balance as a sustainability indicator for the US Corn Belt: realistic achievable targets, spatio-temporal variability and policy implications

Sela, S., Woodbury, P.B., Marjerison, R., and van Es, H.M. 2019.  Environmental Research Letters 14:064015.

Comprehensive transcriptome analysis and functional characterization of PR-5 for its involvement in tomato Sw-7 resistance to tomato spotted wilt tospovirus

Padmanabhan, C., Ma, Q., Shekasteband, R., Stewart, K.S., Hutton, S.F., Scott, J.W., Fei, Z., and Ling, K.-S. 2019. Scientific Reports 9:7673.

In-planta expression of insecticidal proteins provides protection against lepidopteran insects

Rauf, I., Javaid, S., Naqvi, R.Z., Mustafa, T., Amin, I., Mukhtar, Z., Jander, G., and Mansoor, S. 2019. Scientific Reports 9:6745.

Developing a Pre-flight Safety Plan for UAV/UAS Operations for Cornell Cooperative Extension

Grantham, D. G., Freeborn E., Gambold, K., and Hoskins, S. 2019. Cornell Cooperative Extension Bulletin

Engineering partial resistance to cucumber mosaic virus in tobacco using intrabodies specific for the viral polymerase

Matić, S., Noris, E., Contin, R., Marian, D., and Thompson, J.R. 2019. Phytochemistry 162:99-108.

Reduced response diversity does not negatively impact wheat climate resilience

Snowdon, R.J., Stahl, A., Wittkop, B., Friedt, W., Voss-Fels, K., Ordon, F., Frisch, M., Dreisigacker, S., Hearne, S.J., Bett, K.E., Cuthbert, R.D., Bentley, A.R., Melchinger, A.E., Tuberosa, R., Langridge, P., Uauy, C., Sorrells, M.E., Poland, J., and Pozniak, C.J. 2019. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116:10623-10624.

Characterization of the VisdhC and VisdhD Genes in Venturia inaequalis, and Sensitivity to Fluxapyroxad, Pydiflumetofen, Inpyrfluxam, and Benzovindiflupyr

Ayer, K.M., Villani, S.M., Choi, M.-W., and Cox, K.D. 2018. Plant Disease 103:1092-1100.

Recent publications from the SIPS community – June 6, 2019

Genetic diversity and population structure of native, naturalized, and cultivated Salix purpurea

Gouker, F.E., DiFazio, S.P., Bubner, B., Zander, M., and Smart, L.B. 2019. Tree Genetics & Genomes 15:47.

Cadmium and zinc bioaccumulation by Phytolacca americana from hydroponic media and contaminated soils

McBride, M.B., and Zhou, Y. 2019. International Journal of Phytoremediation:1-10.

High-throughput phenotyping platforms enhance genomic selection for wheat grain yield across populations and cycles in early stage

Sun, J., Poland, J.A., Mondal, S., Crossa, J., Juliana, P., Singh, R.P., Rutkoski, J.E., Jannink, J.-L., Crespo-Herrera, L., Velu, G., Huerta-Espino, J., and Sorrells, M.E. 2019. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 132:1705-1720.

Integrating Molecular Markers and Environmental Covariates To Interpret Genotype by Environment Interaction in Rice Oryza sativa L. Grown in Subtropical Areas

Monteverde, E., Gutierrez, L., Blanco, P., Pérez de Vida, F., Rosas, J.E., Bonnecarrère, V., Quero, G., and McCouch, S. 2019. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics 9:1519-1531.

The Germ Fraction Inhibits Iron Bioavailability of Maize: Identification of an Approach to Enhance Maize Nutritional Quality via Processing and Breeding

Glahn, R., Tako, E., and Gore, M.A. 2019. Nutrients 11:833.

In vitro storage of micropropagated grapevine rootstocks at low temperature

Alzubi, H., Yepes, L.M., and Fuchs, M. 2019. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Plant 55:334-341.

Recurrent phenotypic selection for resistance to diseases caused by Bipolaris oryzae in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.)

Songsomboon, K., Crawford, R., Crawford, J., Hansen, J., Cummings, J., Mattson, N., Bergstrom, G., and Viands, D. 2019. Biomass and Bioenergy 125:105-113.

Plants, microbes, and odorants involved in host plant location by a specialist moth: who’s making the message?

Wolfin, M.S., Volo, S.L., Chilson Iii, R.R., Liu, Y., Cha, D.H., Cox, K.D., Loeb, G.M., and Linn Jr, C.E. 2019. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 167:313-322.

Partitioning index and non-structural carbohydrate dynamics among contrasting cassava genotypes under early terminal water stress

Duque, L.O., and Setter, T.L. 2019. Environmental and Experimental Botany 163:24-35.

Discovery of AAA+ Protease Substrates through Trapping Approaches

Rei Liao, J.-Y., and van Wijk, K.J. 2019. Trends in Biochemical Sciences 44:528-545.

Microbial models with minimal mineral protection can explain long-term soil organic carbon persistence

Woolf, D., and Lehmann, J. 2019. Scientific Reports 9:6522.

Self-incompatibility in the Brassicaceae: Regulation and mechanism of self-recognition

Nasrallah, J.B. 2019. Chapter Sixteen. Pages 435-452 in: Current Topics in Developmental Biology, U. Grossniklaus, ed. Academic Press.

Evaluation of App-Embedded Disease Scales for Aiding Visual Severity Estimation of Cercospora Leaf Spot of Table Beet

Del Ponte, E.M., Nelson, S.C., and Pethybridge, S.J. 2018. Plant Disease 103:1347-1356.

June Update from SIPS Director Chris Smart

Dear SIPS Community,

We are fortunate to have lots to celebrate this month!

Congratulations to our 2019 graduates!  The five graduate fields had a total of 30 PhD, 4 MS and 2 MPS students graduate this spring! There were also 26 Plant Sciences and 32 Agricultural Sciences students graduate. Thanks to the many faculty, staff and students that participated in the recognition ceremonies. More information here

Congratulations Matt Ryan who was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure!

Congratulations Mike Gore who was promoted to Full Professor!

Congratulations Susan Brown who was named a Fellow in the American Society of Horticultural Science.

Congratulations SIPS grad students that were awarded USDA NIFA predoctoral fellowships; Jenny Wilson, Dustin Wilkerson, Jenna Hershberger, Daniel Evanich, Zoe Dubrow, Taylor Cyle, Chase Crowell, Taylor Anderson. More information here

Active Learning Update. We are interviewing candidates for the two active learning postdocs now and hope to bring folks on board over the summer.

Faculty search updates:

  • Assistant Professor: Grape Disease Ecology & Epidemiology. Katie Gold has accepted our offer and will start as an Assistant Professor Feb 2020
  • Assistant/Associate Professor: Specialty Crop Systems. Lynn Sosnoskie has accepted our offer and will start as an Assistant Professor September 2019
  • Assistant/Associate Professor: Digital Agriculture: Agronomy. On-campus interviews of the top candidates will be interviewing in the next month.
  • Assistant/Associate Professor: Breeding for Sustainable Forage Cropping Systems. There will be a new search for this position.

Congratulations to the following people who were recognized with a SIPS Kudos in the last month! Thanks for your effort and passion in support of SIPS.

  • Leslie Larsen (going above and beyond)
  • Cindy Twardokus (going above and beyond)
  • Tatyana Dokuchayeva (inspirational leadership)
  • Craig Cramer (going above and beyond)
  • Andrea Gilbert (going above and beyond)
  • Cheryl Wunder (going above and beyond)
  • Chris Smart (inspirational leadership)
  • Jenn Thomas-Murphy (going above and beyond)
  • Eric Fabio (going above and beyond)
  • Isabel Gareau (building mastery and skill)
  • Kari Richards (going above and beyond)
  • Leah Cook (going above and beyond)
  • Mandy Kafka (going above and beyond)
  • Tara Reed (going above and beyond)
  • Alicia Caswell (going above and beyond)

PLEASE remember to recognize people in our SIPS community that have gone out of their way to enhance our School. All you have to do is complete the brief form here

All the best,


Recent publications from the SIPS community – May 30, 2019

Mechanisms of Resistance to Insect Herbivores in Isolated Breeding Lineages of Cucurbita pepo

Brzozowski, L.J., Mazourek, M., and Agrawal, A.A. 2019. Journal of Chemical Ecology 45:313-325.

Urban trees, air quality, and asthma: An interdisciplinary review

Eisenman, T.S., Churkina, G., Jariwala, S.P., Kumar, P., Lovasi, G.S., Pataki, D.E., Weinberger, K.R., and Whitlow, T.H. 2019. Landscape and Urban Planning 187:47-59.

Editorial for Invasive Plant Science and Management

DiTommaso, A. 2019. Volume 12. Invasive Plant Science and Management 12:1-2.

Registration of the S2MET Barley Mapping Population for Multi-Environment Genomewide Selection

Neyhart, J.L., Sweeney, D., Sorrells, M., Kapp, C., Kephart, K.D., Sherman, J., Stockinger, E.J., Fisk, S., Hayes, P., Daba, S., Mohammadi, M., Hughes, N., Lukens, L., Barrios, P.G., Gutiérrez, L., and Smith, K.P. 2019. Journal of Plant Registrations 13:270-280.

Proteome Profile and Genome Refinement of the Tomato-Pathogenic Bacterium Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis

Peritore-Galve, F.C., Schneider, D.J., Yang, Y., Thannhauser, T.W., Smart, C.D., and Stodghill, P. 2019. PROTEOMICS 19:1800224.

Computational Analysis of AmpSeq Data for Targeted, High-Throughput Genotyping of Amplicons

Fresnedo-Ramírez, J., Yang, S., Sun, Q., Karn, A., Reisch, B.I., and Cadle-Davidson, L. 2019. Frontiers in Plant Science 10.

Andosol clay re-aggregation observed at the microscale during physical organic matter fractionation

Inagaki, T.M., Mueller, C.W., Lehmann, J., and Kögel-Knabner, I. 2019. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 182:145-148.

The role of fetid olfactory signals in the shift to saprophilous fly pollination in Jaborosa (Solanaceae)

Moré, M., Mulieri, P., Battán-Horenstein, M., Cocucci, A.A., and Raguso, R.A. 2019. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 13:375-386.

A quick guide for student-driven community genome annotation

Hosmani, P.S., Shippy, T., Miller, S., Benoit, J.B., Munoz-Torres, M., Flores-Gonzalez, M., Mueller, L.A., Wiersma-Koch, H., D’Elia, T., Brown, S.J., and Saha, S. 2019. PLOS Computational Biology 15:e1006682.

Dynamic interactions between plant viruses and their hosts for symptom development

Osterbaan, L.J., and Fuchs, M. 2019. Journal of Plant Pathology.

Nine SIPS grad students awarded AFRI-NIFA Predoctoral Fellowships

Nine SIPS graduate students drawn from four of our graduate fields have been awarded predoctoral fellowships from the USDA NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). The program is focused on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. Congratulations to all our awardees!

Bill WeldonAnalysis of Pathogen Distribution and Virulence Patterns at a Continental Scale for Improved Management of Hop Powdery Mildew

Awardee: Bill Weldon, Gadoury program, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Award amount: $119, 447

Jenny_WilsonInvestigating a role for plant virus silencing suppressor proteins in virus transmission

Awardee: Jenny Wilson, Heck program, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Award amount: $120,000

Dustin WilkersonDissecting Resistance to Willow Leaf Rust (Melampsora spp.) in Shrub Willow (Salix spp.)

Awardee: Dustin Wilkerson, Larry Smart program, Plant Breeding and Genetics
Award amount: $120,000

Chase CrowellUnderstanding the Epidemiology and Infection Biology of Melampsora americana Willow Rust in the Northeast United States

Awardee: Chase Crowell, Chris Smart program, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Award amount: $120,000

Zoe-DubrowTAL effector targeted susceptibility genes in black rot of cabbage caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris

Awardee: Zoe Dubrow, Bogdanove program, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Award amount: $120,000

Jenna HershbergerIntegrating transcriptomics for the improvement of genetic dissection and prediction of provitamin A and vitamin E in fresh sweet corn kernels

Awardee: Jenna Hershberger, Gore program, Plant Breeding and Genetics
Award amount: $120,000

taylor andersonLeveraging Digital Phenotyping and Genomics to Develop Durable Resistance to Early Blight in Tomato

Awardee: Taylor Anderson, Mutschler program, Plant Breeding and Genetics
Award amount: $120,000

Taylor CyleTracking the Fate of Low Molecular Weight Organic Substrates in Solution-Microbe-Mineral Systems

Awardee: Taylor Cyle, Martínez program, Soil and Crop Sciences
Award amount: $120,000

Daniel EvanichUnderstanding the Contribution of DNA Demethylation to Ripening Initiation in Tomato

Awardee: Daniel Evanich, Giovannoni program, Plant Biology
Award amount: $120,000


Congratulations to our 2019 SIPS graduates!

Karen Luong and Marvin Pritts
Plant Sciences Major Karen Luong (photo: Jenn Thomas-Murphy)

-Magdalen Lindeberg
Congratulations to the 36 graduate students and 58 undergraduates recognized by SIPS as part of the 2019 Commencement Ceremonies.  It is with great pride that we send them forth to use their talents to address the needs of the world.  As SIPS Director Chris Smart said in her opening remarks, “You are not imposters, you are here for a reason, and your voice is critical!” Future plans include research as graduate students, postdocs, and faculty, industry positions, teaching, farming, and engagement in international policy and food production. Best wishes to them all!

Graduate students:

  • Horticulture: 4 PhD, 2 MS, 2 MPS
  • Plant Biology: 5 PhD
  • Plant Breeding: 9 PhD, 1 MS
  • Plant Pathology and Plant Microbe Biology: 10 PhD
  • Soil and Crop Sciences: 2 PhD, 1 MS


  • 26 Plant Sciences graduates: 5 cum laude, 3 magna cum laude, 4 summa cum laude
  • 32 Agricultural Sciences graduates: 8 cum laude, 5 magna cum laude

Ring Memorial Awards: Jonathan Price, Tommi Schieder, George Stack

Ag Sci majors
Agricultural Sciences Majors (photo: Jenn Thomas-Murphy)
Plant Sciences Majors
Plant Sciences Majors (photo: Jenn Thomas-Murphy)

Selected future plans for undergraduates:

MAT, Agricultural Education
Extension Aide, Weed Science, Cornell
Agricultural Investment Analyst, MetLife
Technician, CaroVail, Inc
Consultant, Ernst & Young
Owner-Operator, Gasko Family Farm (family nursery business)
Orchard Manager, Fishkill Farms
Field Technician, Champlain Valley Agronomics
Intern, Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum
Technician, Cornell’s Soil Health Lab
Manager, Central NY organic dairy
Credit Analyst, Farm Credit East
Assistant Grower, hydroponic urban farm, Seattle
Winery Operations Manager, E & J Gallo
Winemaking Intern, E & J Gallo
Category Specialist, and Walmart eCommerce
Assistant Grower, Ryder Farm
Marine Corps
Silva’s Holstein Dairy
PhD program, Applied Plant Sciences and Plant Breeding, UMN
Research Assistant, Boyce Thompson Institute
Technical Representative, AgroFresh
Technician, Agbotic Inc.
MS program, Penn State University
Garden Education Director, Camp Hudson
Landscaper, Schumacher Companies, West Bridgewater, MA
PhD program, Soil and Crop Sciences, Cornell
Agronomist, Sterman Masser Potato Farms
PhD program, Computational Biology
PhD program, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell
Greenhouse Intern, Walt Disney World
PhD program, University of Wisconsin
PhD program, Crop Science, University of Illinois

Selected future plans for graduate students:

Arboretum Director, Connecticut College
Postdoctoral Researcher, Cambridge MA
Postdoctoral Researcher, NIH
Postdoctoral Researcher, applied quantitative genetics
Postdoctoral Researcher, CIMMYT
Oat and Potato Breeder, PepsiCo
Assistant Professor, Clemson University
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota
Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
4-H Youth Development Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Postdoctoral Researcher, Cornell AgriTech
Technical Advisor, Davey Tree Expert Co., Houston TX
Postdoctoral Researcher, Environmental Defense Fund

Summer 2019 Field Days

Field Days provide opportunities for to connect with growers and learn about research in the field. Field Days scheduled for summer 2019 are listed below.

2016 Aurora Field Day
Aurora Farm field Day

2019 Small Grains Management Field Day

Thursday, June 6, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Poormon Farms 2296 Leader Rd., Seneca Falls, NY 13148 (Note new location for 2019)

The annual field day featuring small grain variety trial information, disease and weed management updates, and crop development and management.

2019 Seed Growers Field Day

Tuesday, July 2, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
New York Seed Improvement Project (NYSIP) Foundation Seed Barn 791 Dryden Road (Rt. 366), Ithaca NY

A field tour that will highlight Cornell research on small grains, forages, biofuel species, and industrial hemp.  Topics to include breeding, varieties, pathogens and pests, seed production, and seed treatment.  This event aims to provide timely updates for seed treatment and seed industry professionals, seed growers, educators, and researchers who work with these crops and their seeds and seed treatments.

Aurora Farm Field Day

Thursday, July 11
Musgrave Research Farm, 1256 Poplar Ridge Rd, Aurora, NY 13026 (lunch included)

The annual Cornell Field Crops field day is held at Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, NY. Topics typically covered include assessments of wheat, soybean, and forage crops under different management regimes in addition to pathogen and pest management for corn, malting barley and other crops.

From No-till to New Cultivars: Improving Organic Corn and Soybean Production

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (lunch included)
Musgrave Research Farm, 1256 Poplar Ridge Rd, Aurora, NY 13026

Connect with fellow farmers and Cornell researchers, while you check out our new no-till planter and get the latest information about rolled cover crop organic no-till soybean production. Learn about our organic cropping systems experiment and crop breeding for organic production. The NY Soil Health Trailer will also be on-site with demonstrations to show participants how healthy soil compares to degraded soil. This event is part of a Summer Field Day Series organized by NOFA-NY, Organic@Cornell, and the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station

Cornell Floriculture Field Day

Tuesday, July 30, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Stocking Hall and Cornell Botanic Garden in Ithaca

Program for commercial floriculture industry. Morning presentations at the Cornell Botanic Garden’s Nevin Center.  Afternoon program at the Trial Garden in its new location at Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Greenhouse IPM In-depth Hands-on Workshop

Wednesday, July 31
Plant Science Building in Ithaca

The latest in pest management methods for commercial greenhouse producers. Topics will include best practices for beneficial insects, greenhouse sanitation to prevent pests, diseases and weeds and hydroponic green and herb production.

Innovations in Organic Vegetable Production 

Wednesday, July 31, 3:00 – 7:00 pm (Vegetable tastings and light meal included)
Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm, 133 Fall Creek Rd, Freeville, NY 13068

Join Cornell researchers and Cornell Cooperative Extension for field tours of ongoing organic research. Learn about soil health, perennial cover crops, hemp production, tarps for weed suppression, variety trials, and vegetable breeding for organic production. The NY Soil Health Trailer will also be on-site with demonstrations to show participants how healthy soil compares to degraded soil. This event is part of a Summer Field Day Series organized by NOFA-NY, Organic@Cornell, and the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station

Management Options and Rootstock Varieties for Organic Apple Production

Thursday, August 1, 3:00 – 7:00 pm (Light meal included)
Cornell Orchards, 709 Dryden Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

Join us for an afternoon and see how mulch compares to tillage and allowed herbicides in terms of weed suppression and soil health in a block of ‘Honeycrisp’, and how ‘Modi’ performs on different rootstocks in a high-density tall spindle orchard. Advances in organic management of insect pests and diseases will also be discussed. The NY Soil Health Trailer will also be on-site with demonstrations to show participants how healthy soil compares to degraded soil. This event is part of a Summer Field Day Series organized by NOFA-NY, Organic@Cornell, and the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station

Cornell Hemp Field Day

Times and other details will be added as they become available

Building Resilience into Organic Forage Production

Wednesday, August 14, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Lunch included)
Twin Oaks Dairy, 3185 NY-13, Truxton, NY 13158

Description: Join Kirk and Kathie Arnold and learn about mixed intercropping, interseeding into corn, and double cropping with triticale and sorghum sudangrass. Cornell researchers will discuss improving soil health and other ways farmers can increase resilience to extreme weather events.  The NY Soil Health Trailer will also be on-site with demonstrations to show participants how healthy soil compares to degraded soil. This event is part of a Summer Field Day Series organized by NOFA-NY, Organic@Cornell, and the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station

Cornell CBD Hemp Field Day

Times and other details will be added as they become available

looking at coleus
Floriculture Field Day

Recent publications from the SIPS community – May 23, 2019

Phoma Leaf Spot Susceptibility and Horticultural Characteristics of Table Beet Cultivars in New York

Koenick, L.B., Kikkert, J.R., and Pethybridge, S.J. 2019. Plant Health Progress:95-103.

Base Editors and Off-Targeting: The Deaminase Matters

Willmann, M. 2019. The CRISPR Journal 2:71-73.

Cover Crop Species and Cultivars for Drill-Interseeding in Mid-Atlantic Corn and Soybean

Caswell, K., Wallace, J.M., Curran, W.S., Mirsky, S.B., and Ryan, M.R. 2019. Agronomy Journal 111:1060-1067.

Two new species of Nolina (Nolinoideae: Asparagaceae) endemic to Western Mexico


Nitrogen Management of Brachytic Dwarf Brown Midrib Forage Sorghum in New York

Lyons, S.E., Ketterings, Q.M., Godwin, G.S., Cherney, D.J., Cherney, J.H., Meisinger, J.J., and Kilcer, T.F. 2019. Agronomy Journal 111:1468-1477.

Apple whole genome sequences: recent advances and new prospects

Peace, C.P., Bianco, L., Troggio, M., van de Weg, E., Howard, N.P., Cornille, A., Durel, C.-E., Myles, S., Migicovsky, Z., Schaffer, R.J., Costes, E., Fazio, G., Yamane, H., van Nocker, S., Gottschalk, C., Costa, F., Chagné, D., Zhang, X., Patocchi, A., Gardiner, S.E., Hardner, C., Kumar, S., Laurens, F., Bucher, E., Main, D., Jung, S., and Vanderzande, S. 2019. Horticulture Research 6:59.

Identification of FT family genes that respond to photoperiod, temperature and genotype in relation to flowering in cassava (Manihot esculenta, Crantz)

Adeyemo, O.S., Hyde, P.T., and Setter, T.L. 2019. Plant Reproduction 32:181-191.

Extreme variation in rates of evolution in the plastid Clp protease complex

Williams, A.M., Friso, G., van Wijk, K.J., and Sloan, D.B. 2019. The Plant Journal 98:243-259.

On the Interpretation of the Normalization Constant in the Scaling Equation

Niklas, K.J., and Hammond, S.T. 2019. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6.


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