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Cornell CALS releases new white paper focusing on 2020 NYS food and farm COVID-19 effects
In this series of nine discussion papers, Cornell CALS experts seek to provide perspectives and insights on the impact of COVID-19 to selected agricultural sectors. Their goals are to assist in bringing a greater understanding of the effects of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Cornell Craft Beverage Institute
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Study charts how orchards can leverage mechanical thinning and pruning without spreading fire blight
New findings from the lab of Kerik Cox, associate professor of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology, indicate that there may be hope for producers vying to use these technologies. Published by the American Phytopathological Society in...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Silver linings: Innovation, kits, tech animate a hybrid semester
She needed alcohol to preserve the soft-bodied insects she’d collected near her home in Missouri, for her entomology class at Cornell. But it wasn’t included in her box of supplies, because alcohol is too flammable to ship. Her local drug store...
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
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Jillian Goldfarb: Reflections on research and teaching during the pandemic
Her research focuses on the sustainable conversion of biomass to biofuels. Goldfarb joined the Cornell CALS faculty in fall 2018. Here, she reflects on her experience conducting research and teaching since the pandemic began in March. Pre...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Biology
  • Environment
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Dairy farm manure cover and flare off systems reduce odors and methane
New York Farmers are implementing innovative manure management techniques for environmental stewardship, farm viability, and the community. Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell PRO DAIRY partner with New York State and County Soil & Water...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy
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Using microbes, scientists aim to extract rare-earth elements
Most of the world’s rare-earth elements – there are 17 on the periodic table – have been mined in China for the past quarter-century, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. But the mining and finishing processes there create toxic waste and...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
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CCE helps Buffalo get school food truck rolling
With a splashy paint scheme designed by a local artist, the “Farm to School to You” food truck – developed with input from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) – will visit sites throughout the city to bring free meals to families in need...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition

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Summer interns discuss storytelling project in CCE podcast

When the pandemic nixed the in-person component of their 4-H Rural Storytelling Project internship, Madison Albano ‘21, Wendy Ying Lau ’21 and Seth Bollinger ’21 put together a virtual program for kids across three New York state counties...

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Communication

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Wilkerson to discuss ‘Racial Moment of Truth’ in CCSS lecture

Their moves north enabled the future winner of the Nobel Prize in literature to visit libraries, something she would have been forbidden to do had she grown up in the Jim Crow South. “By making the single decision to leave, her parents assured...

  • Department of Communication
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Students’ summers saved with global virtual internships
With late-breaking internship cancellations and research abroad no longer an option, students were left scrambling to make new plans for summer employment. That’s when Global Cornell stepped in. Drawing on worldwide connections, from faculty and...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Development Sociology