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Adult spotted lantenfly

News

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets identified the invasive pest in Romulus, New York, following reports from Cornell’s New York State Integrated Pest Management Program.

  • Entomology
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
  • Agriculture
Grass and soil

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Cornell and global researchers are finding ways to control disease-carrying aquatic plants in Senegal by turning the flora into inexpensive compost or livestock feed – and helping the economy.

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Plants
An adult spotted lanternfly sitting on a branch

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Following a report from an alert town of Romulus resident, Ag and Markets inspectors traveled to the infestation site, where they were able to confirm the presence of SLF nymphs. The first SLF in the U.S. were confirmed in Berks County...
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
New York farm damaged by a tornado

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A network of staff and experts in Cornell Cooperative Extension offices across the state mobilize to help and share information after weather emergencies.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Environment
  • Agriculture
 Logan Lee aboard a Cornell Biological Field Station boat

News

Quagga mussels – the deleterious invasive species from Eastern Europe seen throughout Oneida Lake – may provide an unexpected benefit for the life cycle of mayflies: They’re flourishing.

  • Water
  • Biological Field Station
  • Natural Resources
Alistair Hayden, right, speaks with Adam Hughes outside a building

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Alistair Hayden brings his West Coast experience in wildfires and earthquakes to help New York communities maintain health and become more disaster resilient in the face of climate change.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Aerial view of farm and tractor

Field Note

The Humphrey PACT (Practitioner - Assistant - Collaborative - Training) Program pairs undergraduate students in Global Development with Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows to work on a research endeavor in the fields of agriculture, rural development...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Sarah Dressel-Nikles '11, right with check, president of the Hudson Valley Research Laboratory board, New York State Sen. Michelle Hinchey (D-41st), left with check, and Jared Buono, director of the lab with CALS leaders, lab staff and board, and members of the New York Farm Bureau.

News

The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory in Highland, New York, a partnership between Cornell AgriTech and area growers, is receiving $1 million in capital funding from the state for improvements that will take the research facility into the future...

  • Hudson Valley Lab
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Smoke from wildfires burning in Canada shroud the Sage Hall tower, foreground, and McGraw Tower

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To help local emergency managers assess danger, Cornell researchers have created the Mortality Estimation Tool to map predicted, smoke-attributed mortality statistics in near-real time.

  • Northeast Regional Climate Center
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Cornell Atkinson
Local beekeepers and researchers examine an open log with a Melipona favosa nest during a workshop

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Cornell Atkinson’s annual Academic Venture Fund will provide nearly $1 million in seed funding to support research teams across five colleges and 11 departments, many with key external partnerships.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Animal Science
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Woman standing in front of a seated crowd speaking about a slide that is displayed to the right.

Field Note

Lauren Anderson started working with the Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) in Fall 2023 through the TST BOCES New Visions program . Anderson is now continuing with NMSP as a summer intern, working on a soil health project. Read on to...
  • Animal Science
  • Microbiology
  • Agriculture
Hannah Tolz with a spotted lanternfly on her hand

Field Note

Meet Hannah Tolz We recently talked to Hannah about what inspires her work and how it’s contributing to NYSIPM’s mission to lead research and education on the selection and use of pest management options to protect personal, environmental and...
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
  • Entomology
A farm worker prepares a field for planting

News

Cornell researchers have tested an ecological tool in the fight to control weeds in silage soybean and corn fields: adding carbon to soil in the form of sawdust and rye hay.

  • Soil
  • Crops
  • Horticulture Section
grain seedheads frame field day crowd

News

  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Group picks strawberries

Field Note

Ruhşan Özdemir Çifçi , a 2023-24 Humphrey Fellow at Cornell , is committed to addressing sustainability and food access challenges across Türkiye. During her Humphrey Fellowship, she completed her Professional Affiliation at the International...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Man pointing at slideshow and talking.

News

Agustin Olivo of Cornell’s Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) defended his PhD dissertation in early June. Read on to learn more about Olivo and his work with nutrient management and greenhouse gas emissions in dairy systems, and to see...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy
Nonna’s Nopales gnocchi in a dish

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Cornell IFT team goes to Chicago with their Nonna’s Nopales futuristic food product – gnocchi made from superfood cactus paddles.

  • Food
  • Food Science
Group tours watershed site

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The new report, Natural Resource Protection in the Hudson Valley: Municipal Conservation Stories, presents case studies from seven Hudson Valley towns and highlights the experiences, challenges, and successes of elected officials and municipal...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Environment
overhead image of a city in Tanzania

News

As urbanization continues to reshape our world, the focus on urban and peri-urban food systems becomes increasingly crucial. The latest report from the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN) of the UN Committee on...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Development Sociology
  • Food
Alejandro Calixto, Director of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program at Cornell University

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The Joro spider, an arachnid that's been in the United States for years in some southern states, has been trending in the news lately as the next potentially invasive species to land in New York State. Some media hypes giant, venomous, flying...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension