Sturtevant Hall (Geneva)
Biological control, development of nontoxic pesticides, environmental remediation, genomics and proteomics
Colorado State Univ
Oregon State Univ
Research is focused on endophytic plant symbionts in the genus Trichoderma and on development of systems and processes for environmental remediation and for improved horticultural practices
The foci deal with the following, in bullet form.
All of the technologies just described are rapidly being tested in commercial systems and are being manufactured and sold. These Companies products have very high societal advantages and result in jobs and economic advantages to NY, national and internationally. The use of manure as a major product enhances agriculture by providing an alternative use for this material as opposed to land spreading. Several of the Companies are located in the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Geneva. A private lab funded by the Companies is located there as well, and I expect to reduce my time commitment at Cornell to spend more time directing these private lab activities. The blend of University and commercial research and development is much more efficient than either one alone.