Fruit IPM Coordinator
Area of Work
Julie is responsible for promoting the adoption of IPM practices for arthropod, plant disease, weed, and vertebrate pests by fruit growers. She works with Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, faculty, legislators, the fruit industry, consultants, and growers. She invented Trac Software, a pesticide spray record-keeping program for market traceability and pesticide reporting requirements. Under her leadership, the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA), a weather mesonet providing weather-based pest forecast models, grew from 45 weather stations in NY to over 500 in 12 states. Her collaborative research currently focuses on the destructive invasive insect spotted wing drosophila (SWD).
- Ph.D., Plant Pathology, Cornell University
- M.S., Plant Pathology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- B.S., Botany, University of Maine
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