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Jennifer Grant

Jennifer Grant, IPM Director

Director

New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, Cornell University, Cornell AgriTech, 630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 787-2353

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

  • Outstanding Accomplishments in Extension/Outreach Team Award for Protecting Pollinator Health, Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 2017
  • 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