Guest Post: What Makes Tomatillos Sticky?

Guest Post: What Makes Tomatillos Sticky?

The following is a guest post from Dr. Craig Schenck, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University, who studies plant metabolites and their role in plant defense. Connect with him on twitter at...
Field Update: Trellising and Fruit Ripening

Field Update: Trellising and Fruit Ripening

Greetings Everyone!   Although it seemed to endlessly rain throughout the month of June, we have finally found ourselves in a streak of warm and sunny weather. It seems that the hot sun was just what our plants needed to really take off in the field, and we have...
Physalis Pest Alert: Three-lined Potato Beetle

Physalis Pest Alert: Three-lined Potato Beetle

HomePhysalis Blog Home category Uncategorized Greetings Everyone,As the growing season moves forward I wanted to alert everyone to be on the lookout for a Physalis pest that has started to appear this season. The three-lined potato beetle (Lema daturaphila) is found...
Pollinators of Physalis

Pollinators of Physalis

The following is a guest post by Julie Davis, a first year PhD student in the Cornell University Department of Entomology Spring is finally yawning and stretching before it takes off full-force here in Ithaca, NY. Hyacinths, cherry blossoms, cilia, crocuses, red...
A Night Celebrating Physalis

A Night Celebrating Physalis

Physalis Harvest Event 2018 Thank you to all who could join us for our 2018 Physalis Harvest event! It was night of fun, food, and physalis. It was a great opportunity to interact and hear from participants about their experiences growing Physalis this season, and...
Biology Minute: Husk Formation

Biology Minute: Husk Formation

The Physalis genus is known for the husks that surround its fruit, an attribute that offers protection from pests and disease, increases shelf life of berries, and in the case of Chinese lantern, adds ornamental value. Although commonly associated with Physalis, these...
Judy’s Day and Groundcherry Research

Judy’s Day and Groundcherry Research

Judy’s Day In memory of Judy Abrams, the Cornell Botanical Gardens puts together a family learning festival annually that celebrates learning and the natural world. This year’s theme was “Plants Have Families Too”, and what better...