Urban Eden students plant Tower Road Bioswale.

Urban Eden students plant Tower Road bioswale.

Art of Horticulture students create sod sofa outside Corson-Mudd Hall

Art of Horticulture students create sod sofa outside Corson-Mudd Hall

Graduate Field of Horticulture students tour research at New York State Agricultural Experiment Station

Who we are

As the only horticulture program in the Ivy League, our faculty, staff and students work to shape the food systems and landscapes of today and tomorrow.

If you've ever been shaded by trees on a city street, enjoyed an apple in winter, visited a farmer's market or watched a sporting event on natural grass, then it is likely you have been touched by our work.

Our faculty includes more than 40 scientists working across New York to make discoveries and share knowledge about fruits, vegetables and landscape plants. They are called on by farmers, golf course managers, urban foresters, government officials and many others to solve problems around the globe.


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Cornell Extension director sees challenges ahead

Chris Watkins
Aug 23, 2014
In February, Chris Watkins became CCE’s new director, overseeing the extension’s 57 offices across the state. Watkins recently spoke with The Ithaca Journal about his role at CCE, the challenges of coordinating efforts for so many diverse regions, and how research-driven outreach has changed over the years. Read more

Genetics used to improve plants for bioenergy

Aug 21, 2014
A genetics investigation into the symbiosis between soil fungi and plants for bioenergy production could lead to more efficient uptake of nutrients, which would help limit the need for fertilizers. Read more