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Department of Horticulture
Department of Plant Pathology
  and Plant-Microbe Biology

Department of Entomology
CCE of Suffolk County
Long Island Horticultural Research and Education Center
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Serving the research and extension needs
of Long Island's horticultural industries.


Vegetable Pathology contact:

Dr. Meg McGrath
mtm3@cornell.edu
3059 Sound Ave.
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-3595
(631) 727-3611 (fax)

 

Vegetable Pathology

Vegetable Pathology Research and Extension Program objectives:

Optimize management of diseases affecting vegetables grown on Long Island within organic as well as conventional production systems by:

  • Investigating pathogen biology, including sources.
  • Developing scouting protocols and action thresholds.
  • Evaluating control practices, including fungicides, resistant varieties, integration of chemical and genetic control, and biofumigation.

Examine impact on diseases of practices to improve soil health: annual compost amendments, reduced tillage, and clover living mulch.

Diagnose disease problems for growers.

Determine impact of ambient ozone on plant productivity.

Annual Program Summaries (2-pg documents):
2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

Annual Project Reports (brief reports of all projects conducted each year):
2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

Other Websites with Information about this Program:

Other Websites with Extension Information from this Program:

Research Results and Extension Information on Specific Topics (more coming soon):

  • Basil - downy mildew
  • Cucurbit - downy mildew
  • Cucurbit - powdery mildew
  • Phytophthora blight cucurbits and pepper
  • Tomato late blight and other foliar diseases
  • Pepper - bacterial leaf spot
  • Managing vegetable diseases organically
  • Biopesticide evaluations
  • Biofumigation
  • Reduced tillage
  • Impact of ambient ozone on plant productivity

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