Research & Impact

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Spotlight

Eastern Broccoli Project on track to meet $100M goal
“I think we’re going to hit it,” said Thomas Björkman , Cornell professor of horticulture and the project’s principal investigator. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of New York state broccoli farms increased from 290 to 535, and the number of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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FutureCast

Can rice be grown in New York's climate?
“I said, ‘That’s the one I’m looking for, the wetland is good for the rice,’” Badjie said, flashing an easy smile. “Dawn said, ‘No, you can’t grow rice here. Are you crazy?’” Few farmers attempt to grow a warmth-loving crop like rice in the...
  • International Programs
  • Agriculture
  • Plants
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FutureCast

How can we protect New York state’s berry industry?
Cornell University’s berry team provides expertise in horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, agricultural economics, plant breeding and management practices for New York state’s $20 million berry industry.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Field Note

Dyson alumnus brings lively new energy to Finger Lakes goat dairy
Dave Messmer ’17 has been learning a thing or two about dairy farming since he was six years old. Now, almost 25 years later, he is putting that knowledge to work at a new level as co-owner of Lively Run Goat Dairy in Interlaken, New York. In...
  • Alumna/Alumnus
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture

News & Events

In the foreground, a red sign reads Climate Change Garden. In the background, two women tend to leafy plants in a garden bed.

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