Cornell University

Cornell University’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences has a long and productive history as an institution known for successfully introducing novel plant varieties with improved disease and insect resistance and cold tolerance to the public.

Cornell Plant Varieties


The research in the corn breeding program is primarily on field corn with some work on sweet corn. The goals are to introduce new cultivars and germplasm having adaptations for use in sustainable production systems including organic production. The program emphasizes breeding for improved yield, insect and disease resistance, cold and drought tolerance.