Cornell Cooperative Extension is a key outreach system of Cornell University with a strong public mission and an extensive local presence that is responsive to needs to New York communities. The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.
Extension in support of field crop production includes faculty and staff from several Cornell departments and sections.
Faculty and staff in the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences
- Forages (Jerry Cherney)
- Corn, soybean, and wheat production
- Weed control
- Soil and Water management (Harold van Es)
- Soil health and precision nitrogen management (Joseph Amsili)
- Soil physical properties and soil health (Bob Schindelbeck)
In addition, faculty and staff at Cornell University with programs in Plant Pathology (Gary Bergstrom), Plant Breeding and Genetics (Margaret Smith), Entomology (Elson Shields), Animal Science (Quirine Ketterings), and Integrated Pest Management (Jaime Cummings), and the PRODAIRY program (Karl Czymmek, Curt Gooch) work closely with county based extension educators across the state on applied research and extension education activities to provide leadership and coordination for integrated field crop management in New York State.