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We are committed to furthering our over 130 years of scientific discovery and continuing to drive economic development and deliver practical solutions for farmers and businesses. We are growing a healthier population, economy and environment for New York state and the world, and we welcome you to grow with us.

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Our purpose is to improve the health of the people, environment and economy of New York state and beyond through innovative food and agricultural science.

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Recent insights, breakthroughs, news and other Cornell AgriTech stories

Green tomatoes


New variety challenges ‘Jaded’ attitudes to green tomatoes
The new variety, dubbed Jaded, was developed by Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of horticulture at Cornell Agritech, who bred it from four heirloom tomato varieties. The green cherry is on sale now through local organic seed company...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Horticulture Section
  • Fruits
Green onion crops in a dirt field


Onion growers have new tool versus fungicide-resistant disease
To help onion growers fight the pathogen Stemphylium leaf blight, which is quickly gaining fungicide resistance, a team of Cornell researchers has identified which fungicides are still effective in the fields.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
A man standing in a green house examining plants


Genetics, not field conditions, makes hemp ‘go hot’
Contrary to popular belief, new research shows that a hemp plant’s propensity to become too high in THC is determined by genetics and not as a stress response to growing conditions.
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science