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Latest from the CALS Newsroom

Anthocerotibacter panamensis under a microscope

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Species discovery sheds light on early photosynthesis
Led by Boyce Thompson Institute faculty member Fay-Wei Li, researchers have discovered a new species of cyanobacteria, Anthocerotibacter panamensis, which could help illuminate how photosynthesis evolved to create the world as we know it. The...
  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
Rows of grape vines in a field at Cornell AgriTech Gates farm.

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Cheap, user-friendly smartphone app predicts vineyard yields
The new method allows a grower to use a smartphone to video grape vines while driving a tractor or walking through the vineyard at night. Growers may then upload their video to a server to process the data. The system relies on computer-vision...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
Grape flowers

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Grape genetics research reveals what makes the perfect flower
When today’s growers cultivate new varieties — trying to produce better tasting and more disease-resistant grapes — it takes 2-4 years for breeders to learn if they have the genetic ingredients for the perfect flower. Females set fruit, but...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
A man wearing a helmet and a face mask reaching across a big pile of potatoes

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Startup’s sustainable tech takes food farther
But the high cost of cold storage had become “a pinching point.” To ship $2,000 worth of potatoes to Dubai in a refrigerated container in the summer, he’d pay $3,000 – losing $1,000 in profits before the product even got to the buyer. But to...
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Vegetables
Tanzanian farmers standing and talking in a field

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Tanzanian farmers boost diets with sustainable methods
The farmers experimented with practices introduced to them by Malawian farmers and Tanzanian and American scientists, decided which ones to incorporate within their own farms, and met monthly to share experiences and problem-solve. The three...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture