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Research & Impact

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Field Note

Kevin Maloney: Developing seriously good apples at Cornell AgriTech
Kevin Maloney is a research specialist who works in the apple breeding program at Cornell AgriTech, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Maloney has worked on the Geneva campus for 35 years, where he has been collaborating with...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Spotlight

Benjamin Z. Houlton: Investing in agriculture for a climate resilient future
If all goes as planned, the addition of rock dust — rich in potassium, iron and zinc — will help increase the crop’s overall yield, nutrient density and sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. “Each time these natural rock particles...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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Field Note

Max Wohlgemuth: Aspirations for more resilient and food secure communities
Hometown: Columbus, Nebraska College attended and major: University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Bachelor of Journalism with a minor in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. Peace Corps dates: October 2012 - April 2016 What are the big challenges you...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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Field Note

Sage Grasso-Monroe: A journey to alleviate malnutrition through agriculture
Hometown: Queensbury, New York College attended and major: University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Bachelor of Science in Public Health Peace Corps dates: January 2018 - March 2020 What are the big challenges you want to tackle in the world? The...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development

Field Note

Aimee Schulz: In the field with a phenotyping robot
Aimee Schulz is a second-year Ph.D. student working with Edward Buckler, adjunct professor of plant breeding and genetics. Her research in the Buckler Lab for Maize Genetics and Diversity examines the plant’s competitive ability. Shulz said,...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Agriculture

News & Events

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News

Dairy farm manure cover and flare off systems reduce odors and methane
New York Farmers are implementing innovative manure management techniques for environmental stewardship, farm viability, and the community. Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell PRO DAIRY partner with New York State and County Soil & Water...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy
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News

Cornell unites science and policy to end hunger
New farming methods and crops that perform better in a changing environment are essential to higher living standards, but obtaining these innovations are too often impossible for small-scale farmers. “Our interest is to have improved seed...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food