Research & Impact

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Spotlight

Genetic marking discovery could ease plant breeders’ work
A team of grapevine breeders and scientists at CornellAgriTech has come up with a powerful new method to identify important genetic markers and transfer them across species of wild and cultivated grapes.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Spotlight

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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Field Note

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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Spotlight

CALS propels Cornell's climate change research
Of course, there has always been occasional mixing, as animals and underwater waves move through the lake. But global warming is driving a bigger wedge between Lake Tanganyika’s warm and cool water zones. As the surface warms at an accelerating...
  • Atkinson Center
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Natural Resources
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Spotlight

An unconventional quest to change the future of food
In fact, she didn’t have a specific plan at all. Just a desire to solve problems, and a willingness to listen. Much of Africa’s current economy is focused on mining or trade. But Adelman wanted to grow businesses that would create jobs for youth...
  • Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food

News & Events

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News

Cornell, Nature Conservancy to study key climate projects
A new collaboration between the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and The Nature Conservancy will fund three studies that look for long-term, sustainable solutions to help adapt to the effects of intensifying climate change.
  • Atkinson Center
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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News

Organic crop practices affect long-term soil health
The study also breaks down how specific components of soil health – such as the abundance and activity of soil animals and soil stability – affect crop productivity. “With growing interest from farmers in being able to harness and exploit soil...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Entomology