Margery Daughtrey is a Senior Extension Associate with the Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology of Cornell University. She has conducted a research and extension program on the management of diseases of ornamental plants since 1978, at Cornell’s Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center in Riverhead, NY. She educates growers on management of greenhouse and nursery crop diseases, runs a diagnostic laboratory and investigates controls for boxwood blight, impatiens downy mildew, and other terrible diseases. Daughtrey holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary and an M.S. in Plant Pathology from the University of Massachusetts. She is a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society and coauthor of several books, including the Compendium of Bedding Plant Diseases and Pests.
SIPS Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology Section
Intellectual Exploration -- We go beyond the classroom, into the field, greenhouses and labs. These experiences bring students not only a greater understanding of the world, but a greater understanding of what they want to add to that world.
SIPS Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology -- We are making new scientific discoveries about the interactions between plants and microbes and developing innovative solutions to address the challenges of 21st century agriculture across the globe. We offer students and postgraduate scholars unparalleled opportunities to study the origins and consequences of plant diseases. At the same time, we provide essential information to decision-makers, including agriculture producers, educators, policymakers, home gardeners, and local communities. Learn more about the history of our section and the vision of our school.