The goal of my research program is to identify and evaluate multiple strategies than can be integrated to control weeds in vegetable and fruit crops. The strategies may be traditional (chemical, mechanical) or more unusual (cover crops, natural products, weed biology/ecology, crop rotations). The intention is to develop methods of ensuring continued production of healthy foods while maintaining economic sustainability for growers and the safety of the food supply and environment.
Nutrition programming through Cooperative Extension programs focus not only on updated nutrition content but also the quality of program delivery and lasting behavioral impacts in the target audience. To this end, trainings on both nutrition content, facilitation methods and program management are delivered in county, regional, statewide and multi-state settings.
Oversight of the quality of nutrition education delivered through Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations is provided by this unit to ensure quality nutrition education and stewardship of funds.