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Field Note

Ashley Leach: Advancing arthropod management in Indiana
In what ways did your experience as a graduate student at Cornell AgriTech shape your current career path? Cornell AgriTech is an excellent place to pursue your graduate degree. I was fortunate to have a diverse community supporting my research...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Department of Entomology
  • Agriculture
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Field Note

Adrienne Gorny: Applying her experience at Cornell AgriTech to the North Carolina sweet potato industry
What kinds of research did you perform while at Cornell AgriTech, and what do you research now? My research at AgriTech focused on the Northern root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne hapla, and the root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans in Irish...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Field Note

Abbie Cox '21: Exploring the international dairy industry
Growth is only possible by leaving your comfort zone. I am currently looking out at calf hutches, free-stall barns and feed bunks. Not an unusual sight for a student pursuing a degree with a focus in dairy science — except we are in Tianjin...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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Field Note

Bringing AgriTech's applied chemical ecology lab home
When Cornell AgriTech began implementing social distancing strategies and closing lab spaces in March, research associate Camila Filgueiras and her lab group wondered how they could maintain critical projects while making sure they minimized the use of lab spaces and contact with other researchers. Their solution was to move part of the lab to Filgueiras' basement, which has conditions that are perfect for the research of entomopathogenic nematodes.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
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CALS Magazine

Spotlight

Q&A with reproductive biologist Yi Athena Ren
How did you become interested in reproductive biology? It all started when I attended a lecture by a well-respected reproductive biology professor at my undergraduate university in China. I was dabbling in research at that time, and his lecture...
  • Animal Science
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Biology

News & Events

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News

Cornell Atkinson awards $1.1M to innovative projects
The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability has awarded seven Academic Venture Fund (AVF) interdisciplinary seed grants, totaling $1.1 million, for projects that engage faculty from eight Cornell colleges and 16 academic departments. In its...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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News

Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops
Since its arrival in the U.S., it has spread to New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and New Jersey, and is considered a major agricultural threat. A Cornell-led team of researchers field-tested 14 active ingredients in insecticides...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Entomology