630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Taylor`s research program can best be described as "modern seed technology," with many well-organized projects for multi-stakeholders. The emphasis is on post-harvest aspects of seed quality/dormancy, seed treatments and coating technologies. Projects range from applied seed technology to more fundamental aspects of seed biology on vegetable crop, biofuel, other industrial crop and weed seeds.
Research ranges from applied aspects of seed technology to more fundamental aspects of seed biology. Research is focused on post-harvest aspects of seeds with emphasis on coating technologies, and seed treatments. Seed treatments include chemical and biological methods to protect seeds and seedlings from insects and diseases. Laboratory-scale coating equipment is used in this program including film coating, rotary pan technology and low volume application. Additional projects include the study of seed coat permeability in relation to systemic seed treatments and development controlled release seed treatments. Seed investigations on biofuel crop seeds, in particular switchgrass and and other warm-season grasses.
No formal responsibility, but assist Cornell Extension and growers with seed related problems
Study of the principles and practices involved in seed production, conditioning, storage, quality management and stand establishment. Information is applicable to various kinds of agricultural and horticultural seeds. Hands-on laboratory experience with exposure to the seed industry.