William Cox's passion his extension/research appointment emanates from a strong desire to support New York agriculture. To support that passion, Bill conducts a vigorous applied research program that focuses exclusively on New York agriculture. Last year, he conducted over 50 experiments at the Aurora Research Farm and on 11 farms throughout New York State to determine the best corn silage hybrids, soybeans varieties, and management practices for corn, soybean, and wheat.
Stephen DeGloria's areas of expertise are in Resource Inventory, Mapping, and Analysis; Remote Sensing; Geographic Information Systems; Environmental Information Science; Soil Survey, Interpretations, and Conservation
Dr. Fick has studied the ecology and management of forage crops since he came to Cornell University. He has been especially interested in alfalfa and in methods of predicting alfalfa forage quality as the crop is growing in the field. In addition, he has been teaching three or four subjects each year related to forage crops, sustainable agriculture, and research methods.
Russell Hahn joined the Integrated Field Crop and Soil extension team at Cornell in 1974. As an extension specialist, his mission is to evaluate weed management strategies for agronomic crops in NY State, to incorporate the results into management guidelines, and to conduct educational programs on the implementation of these guidelines.
Ralph Obendorf's research addresses factors and functions that regulate seed growth, seed maturation, tolerance to desiccation, and seed performance. His work on soluble carbohydrates in seeds as related to desiccation tolerance and germination led to the discovery of new health-related compounds in seeds.