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Field Note

Buz Barstow: Resuming research during the pandemic
Buz Barstow, assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, works on engineering microbes that can store renewable energy, sequester carbon dioxide and mine rare earth elements for sustainable energy...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Biology
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News

Study finds food safety practices benefit small farmers
But a new Cornell study finds that when small-scale farmers are trained in food safety protocols and develop a farm food safety plan, new markets open up to them, leading to an overall gain in revenue. “Our results should be welcomed by growers...
  • Food Science
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
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Scientists identify new pathogen in NY apples
The study, “Identification and Characterization of Colletotrichum Species Causing Apple Bitter Rot in New York and Description of C. noveboracense sp. nov.,” was published July 6 in the journal Scientific Reports. “We were shocked by what we...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Hudson Valley Lab
  • Food
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Field Note

Hannah Swegarden: Using consumer research to develop better vegetables
Hannah Swegarden recently completed her Ph.D. under the direction of Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of horticulture at Cornell AgriTech. While working with Griffiths, Swegarden utilized an integrated approach to vegetable breeding geared...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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News

Cornell Atkinson awards $1.1M to innovative projects
The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability has awarded seven Academic Venture Fund (AVF) interdisciplinary seed grants, totaling $1.1 million, for projects that engage faculty from eight Cornell colleges and 16 academic departments. In its...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops
Since its arrival in the U.S., it has spread to New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and New Jersey, and is considered a major agricultural threat. A Cornell-led team of researchers field-tested 14 active ingredients in insecticides...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Entomology
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Spotlight

Humphrey program associate director to retire after 27 years

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Field Note

Jacob Toth: Improving hemp breeding for New York state through genetic research
What is the focus of your research at Cornell AgriTech? I am working on understanding the molecular genetics of important traits in hemp. The ultimate goal of my research is to develop molecular markers and genetics tools that will allow...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section

News

Five inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

The Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. Its network of scholars exemplifies academic and personal excellence, character, service and...

  • Computational Biology
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Cornell-led coalition protects world’s wheat crop

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Food