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Bangladeshi farmers reap higher yields, profits from Bt eggplant

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Entomology
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Going remote: Food Science students find new ways to support industry partners
The students work in small groups and serve as consultants for local industry partners already receiving support from the Cornell Food Venture Center. When COVID-19 prompted the switch to remote learning and students no longer had access to the...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Food
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Saving the planet, one shade-grown cup at a time
Warblers and other neotropical migratory birds, which breed in North America and winter in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, are of special interest to Rodewald, a member of the Cornell Global Grand Challenge’s Migrations...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Natural Resources
  • Agriculture

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NSF-funded antimicrobial technology targets COVID-19

Its potential to prevent COVID-19 from contaminating private and public spaces has attracted the interest of the National Science Foundation, which on May 21 awarded the company $256,000 from its COVID-19 Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program...

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Bacteria
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Field Note

Adam Howell: Leading institutional change through Cornell’s Employee Assembly
Adam Howell, communications specialist for the Cornell Local Roads Program, has served as the chair of Cornell University’s Employee Assembly (EA) since 2017. Here, Howell reflects on his experience in the EA, both as a leader and as a CALS...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
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Spotlight

New species of downy mildew named in honor of SIPS researcher
There are species named after scientists like Charles Darwin (Geochelone nigra darwini) and figures in popular culture (Notiospathius johnlennoni). Dick Korf, who worked as a fungal taxonomist in Cornell's Plant Pathology Department from 1951...
  • Long Island Research & Extension Center
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Wheat initiative celebrates women leaders in fight to end hunger

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Algal genome provides insights into first land plants
The report, “The Penium margaritaceum Genome: Hallmarks of the Origins of Land Plants,” was published May 21 in the journal Cell. Penium margaritaceum belongs to a group of freshwater algae called charophytes, and specifically to a subgroup...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Students, faculty make art in the time of coronavirus
Many students adapted and even stepped up their game, finding creative ways to continue working Art student Patrick Brennan, M.F.A. ’20, offered a thoughtful perspective on being an artist restricted by social distancing. He posted a video...
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Communication
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Alum’s ‘crazy idea’ helped launch craft beer revolution
The English and education degrees Steve Hindy ’71, MAT ’73, earned at Cornell ended up serving him well, if not quite how he’d planned. “I think I failed as an English teacher,” Hindy said, “but it turned out I was a pretty good beer teacher.”...
  • Food Science
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Food