Welcome to the Daughtrey lab!
Margery Daughtrey's program at Cornell's Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center combines applied research with immediate extension of results to growers of flower and nursery crops in New York and nationwide. Other audiences include NYS Cooperative Extension Educators, arborists, landscape gardeners, and Master Gardeners. Research is conducted on diseases affecting both foliage and roots of major ornamental crops. In these challenging economic times, growers can ill afford plant diseases, as these invariably lead to dollar losses. Disease preventive treatments add to production cost, so these must be made efficient for business profitability. Disease control must also be designed to safeguard health of workers and the environment. We conduct studies on the biology of pathogens and evaluate new control techniques to assist the ornamentals industry with disease management.