Jennifer Grant

Jennifer Grant, IPM Director

Director

New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, 630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 787-2209

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Ph.D., Entomology, Cornell University, 2000
  • M.S., Entomology, University of Vermont, 1989
  • B.S., International Agriculture, University of Vermont, 1983
  • Ornamentals IPM Specialist, NYS IPM Program, 1989-1996

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Responsibilities

  • Secure and maintain funding for Community and Agricultural IPM efforts.
  • Interact with faculty and Extension field staff to coordinate and encourage IPM research and implementation.
  • Conduct applied integrative research in a variety of turfgrass systems (golf courses, athletic fields, and lawns).

Current/Ongoing Projects

  • Evaluation of Golf Turf Management Systems with Reduced Chemical Pesticide Inputs. A systems comparison of conventional, IPM and non-chemical management of golf course greens under both standard and alternative (stress-reducing) cultural practices. USGA-funded site is all 18 greens of an operational golf course on Long Island. Sister project is funded by NYS IPM and sited on research plots in Ithaca.

Accomplishments

  • Initiated groundbreaking non-chemical research on golf turf.
  • Incorporated turfgrass training in school IPM training's throughout the state.

MEMBERSHIPS & SERVICE

  • Entomological Society of America
  • NY State Turfgrass Assoc. Educational Committee
  • Cornell University Program Work Team (PWT)
  • Community IPM Coordinating Council member, 2001-forward
  • IPM Operating Committee

HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

  • Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management, Entomological Society of America, Eastern Branch, 2011
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi Extension Award, 2007
  • EPA Region II Environmental Quality Award, 2002 (Awarded to entire NYS IPM Program)
  • Chapman Fellowship, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University, 1999
  • Excellence in IPM Award, 1997