Photographing flower and foliage plant trials at Floriculture Field Day

Photographing flower and foliage plant trials at Floriculture Field Day

Flagging favorite flowers at Floriculture Field Day

Flagging favorite flowers at Floriculture Field Day

Scouting for pests and diseases at Floriculture Field Day

Scouting for pests and diseases at Floriculture Field Day

Container design contest at Floriculture Field Day

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
Published: 
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

Published: 
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

Poetry's evolutionary niche at Cornell Plantations

Published: 
Aug 19, 2014
Poet Joanie Mackowski will present, “You're the Bee's Kinesis: Poetry and Coevolution,” as part of the Cornell Plantations’ William and Jane Torrence Harder Lecture Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in Call Auditorium. Read more