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Grape genetics research reveals what makes the perfect flower
When today’s growers cultivate new varieties — trying to produce better tasting and more disease-resistant grapes — it takes 2-4 years for breeders to learn if they have the genetic ingredients for the perfect flower. Females set fruit, but...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Field Note

Meet Becky O'Connor: Connecting NYS schools and local food producers
What kind of education or experience has prepared you for working with farm to school?  In the summer of 2010, I was preparing to begin a Master of Science program in nutrition and dietetics to become a Registered Dietician Nutritionist. I...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Health + Nutrition
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Startup’s sustainable tech takes food farther
But the high cost of cold storage had become “a pinching point.” To ship $2,000 worth of potatoes to Dubai in a refrigerated container in the summer, he’d pay $3,000 – losing $1,000 in profits before the product even got to the buyer. But to...
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Vegetables
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Field Note

Expanding career opportunities with LeadNY
Lead NY is for committed leaders in the agriculture and food sectors who wish to step up and make a difference in their community. Whitney Beaman, a member of LeadNY's current class 18, reflects on her career journey from food science to...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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Tanzanian farmers boost diets with sustainable methods
The farmers experimented with practices introduced to them by Malawian farmers and Tanzanian and American scientists, decided which ones to incorporate within their own farms, and met monthly to share experiences and problem-solve. The three...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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Undergrad research on display at CURB symposium
More than 30 students presented their research on a wide range of topics during the 35th Cornell Undergraduate Research Board Spring Symposium, held virtually May 4-7.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biology

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Michael L. Thonney, sheep management expert, dies at 71

Michael L. Thonney, professor in the Department of Animal Science and director of graduate studies in the field of animal science, died April 23 in Ithaca. He was 71. Over a Cornell career that spanned more than 45 years, Thonney made numerous...

  • Atkinson Center
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
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Shifting demographics, transforming generations

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Evanega wins 2021 Borlaug CAST Communication Award
The award recognizes Cornell Alliance for Science Director Sarah Evanega, Ph.D. ’09 for outstanding achievement in the advancement of science in the public policy arena.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
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In Memorium: Chuck Mohler
Charles “Chuck” Leon Mohler (73), senior research associate in the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences, School of Integrative Plant Science, at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died April 1, 2021. Dr. Mohler was born in Salem...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Organic