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Cornell research battles shrub willow leaf rust

By Matt Hayes

Exerpt:
“…Larry Smart and his team will explore the genetic basis for rust resistance in shrub willow. By using cutting-edge genetic mapping approaches to identify the genes involved in rust resistance in willow, the team can generate molecular markers to be used by breeding programs in the early selection of resistant seedlings.”

“The focus of the project is to ensure the long-term sustainability of the crop, maintaining yields and continuing to breed improved cultivars.”

Matt Hayes is managing editor and social media officer for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The Cornell Chronicle is Cornell’s primary source of news since 1969. The site publishes daily news about research, outreach, events and the Cornell community.

Smart Lab bioenergy research featured in latest issue of periodiCALS

periodiCALS vol5 issue3 2015Forage and Fuel: Feeding the Global Appetites
periodiCALS Vol. 5 | Issue 3 | 2015

By Sarah Thompson

Exerpt:

“There is a strong push for local production of food these days; I would love to see us make the same push for local production of renewable energy”

– Larry Smart ’87, associate professor of horticulture in the School of Integrative Plant Sciences

periodiCALS is The Magazine of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Revamped Willowpedia is mobile-friendly

Welcome to the newly revamped Willowpedia website!

If you’re viewing on a table or phone, you’ll notice that the new site features ‘responsive design’ making it much easier to navigate on phones or tablets.

The new site has a slightly different organization from the old site. But we’ve brought forward most all of the content from the old site, including factsheets, videos,  links to research publications and more.

If you’d like to stay up on the latest in shrub willow bio-energy research and be notified when major new resources are added to the the website, be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions, contact us:

Larry Smart

Horticulture Section
School of Integrative Plant Science
Cornell University
211 Hedrick Hall
NYS Ag Experiment Station
630 West North Street
Geneva, NY 14456

E-mail: lbs33@cornell.edu
Phone: 315-787-2490
Lab: 315-787-2491
FAX: 315-787-2216

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