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Genetic marking discovery could ease plant breeders’ work
To do this, breeders use genetic markers to bring desirable traits from wild species into their cultivated cousins. Transferring those markers across species has been difficult at best, but a team of grapevine breeders, geneticists and...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Wild tomatoes resist devastating bacterial canker
In a new paper, Cornell researchers showed that wild tomato varieties are less affected by bacterial canker than traditionally cultivated varieties. The paper, “Characterizing Colonization Patterns of Clavibacter michiganensis During Infection...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

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Plants speak ‘roundworm’ for self-defense, study shows

Led by faculty member Frank Schroeder, the group studied a group of chemicals called ascarosides, which the worms produce and secrete to communicate with each other. As described in a paper published Jan. 10 in Nature Communications, the...

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Vice provost illuminates Cornell’s global role and impact
Your background includes work on international development, social mobilization, land use and critical ethnography. How have these experiences shaped your worldview and what you bring to your role? Wolford: I always laugh because when people...
  • Global Development
  • Global Development
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George Stack: Cultivating knowledge for New York state hemp growers
What drew you to the program at Cornell AgriTech? I first came to visit Cornell AgriTech for a field trip during my undergrad, and then I spent the summer here in 2018 as part of the Summer Scholars program. Both of those experiences made it...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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CLASP participants connect through lifelong learning
Staff members who paired with student mentors for the fall semester attended a Dec. 12 luncheon in Warren Hall for a “midyear celebration of learning” at which they thanked their mentors and spoke briefly about their learning partnerships. The...
  • Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Development
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Follow your passion — advice for breaking barriers and succeeding in science
For years as a molecular biologist I was looking for work that had more meaning and impact. My passions eventually led me to work on cassava and sweet potato, which was interesting but still too lab based. There came a moment where I realized...
  • Global Development
  • Global Development

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International education opens world of possibilities

As an International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD) undergraduate I had the chance to participate in a vast array of opportunities. Each one taught me something valuable, and all contributed to my future successes. My work on a farm in...

  • International Programs
  • Global Development
  • Global Development
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A youth-driven approach to sustainable farming in Thailand
Over the summer I spent my time working on two main projects in Thailand. Most of the work with the Yasothon farming collective revolved around aiding in the creation of a project proposal for alternative cropping for farmers, and permaculture...
  • International Programs
  • Global Development
  • Global Development
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Advice from a CALS student — ‘Be mindful. Be passionate. And be fearless.'
A unique and wonderful experience — that’s what I had this summer. I had the opportunity to work with Trickle Up, a global non-governmental organization that aims to empower those living in extreme poverty, with a program called Graduation. This...
  • Global Development
  • Global Development