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Elizabeth Lamb

Betsy Lamb

Ornamentals IPM Coordinator and Greenhouse Vegetable IPM Specialist

(607) 254-8800

Education, Training, and Related Professional Experience

  • Ph.D., Plant Breeding, University of Minnesota, 1992
  • M.S., Vegetable Crops, Cornell University, 1981
  • B.A. Biology/Botany, Smith College, 1978
  • Faculty, Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida 1998-2005
  • Faculty, Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Arkansas, 1992-1998


  • Provide coordination, with the IPM Ornamentals Team, for statewide development, facilitation and implementation of ornamental IPM programs
  • Act as Program Coordinator for Ornamental IPM Educators
  • Interact with faculty and Extension personnel to encourage and implement IPM research in the field of ornamental plants
  • Secure funding, as needed, to further the activities of the IPM Ornamentals Team and encourage research in ornamental IPM
  • Support the Director and the NYS IPM Program in promoting the practices of Integrated Pest Management in the State of New York

Current/Ongoing Projects

  • Evaluation of Alternative Herbicides for Control of Annual and Perennial Weeds in Ornamental Gardens (with B. Eshenaur and D. Marvin)
  • Evaluation of Alternative Fungicides for Control of Rhabdocline Needlecast on Douglas Fir (with G. Couch and D. Marvin)

Memberships and Service

Program Work Teams, Cornell University

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Landscape
  • Greenhouse

American Society for Horticultural Science

  • Vice President – Education Division, 2003-2005
  • Education Publication Award Committee, 2000

International Society for Horticultural Science

  • Program Committee – International Symposium on Protected Agriculture in Mild Winter Climates, Orlando, May 2004

National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

  • Best Paper Award Committee, 2001-2005