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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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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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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
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Cornell earns STARS platinum sustainability rating
After maintaining a gold rating since 2012, Cornell earned 85 points in the group’s STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System) to become the first Ivy and the sixth university overall to reach platinum. Cornell’s strong...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Environment
  • Planet
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Cornell social scientists honored for rural community impact
The project, known as W4001, conducts research on the most pressing challenges faced by rural communities, where population trends are reshaping arenas such as food production and natural resource management, land use, ecological sustainability...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Neurons thrive even when malnourished
In this process, called organ sparing, resources are preferentially delegated to the nervous system at the cost of less important organs or tissues. New research now shows that developing nervous systems demonstrate this preferential growth even...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Development
  • Genetics
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Evergreen idea turns biomass DNA into degradable materials
It could also potentially make a stronger, more sustainable spoon, among other things. A Cornell-led collaboration is turning DNA from organic matter – such as onions, fish and algae – into biodegradable gels and plastics. The resulting...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Plants
  • Biology