Smart, Christine Durbahn

Cornell Faculty Member
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My program has the goal of developing improved management strategies for vegetable diseases by increasing our understanding of pathogen biology and diversity under field conditions. Basic research in understanding pathogen biology and plant-microbe interactions has made incredible gains in the past decade; however, few of these advances have been translated into improved control of vegetable diseases. We are combining both basic and applied research with novel extension strategies, to bridge the gap between the laboratory and the field and provide growers with novel management options.

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