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A pea aphid.

News

The word ‘honeydew’ sounds benign, but the sugary waste product of aphids can promote growth of bacteria that are highly virulent to the pests, according to a new study.
  • Microbiology
  • Animals
  • Microbiology
Xingen Lei standing with students outside. One student holds a piglet

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Animal Science Professor Xingen Lei has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, in recognition of his groundbreaking work on livestock phosphorus nutrition that improves global animal agriculture, preserves non-renewable phosphorus, and protects the environment.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
Lydia and NMSP team

Field Note

On December 17th, 2021, Lydia Young graduated from SUNY Morrisville with a focus on dairy management and agricultural mechanics. Throughout the summer and fall semester of 2021, Young participated in an internship program with the Nutrient...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
a butterfly on green leaves

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  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
  • Genetics
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A student working in the teaching dairy barn

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Grants fund study, outreach on sustainable milk production
Two National Science Foundation grants totaling more than $1.2 million will fund projects to test a novel strategy to make milk production more efficient and sustainable and outreach to communicate animal science to the public.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
sheep in barn

Field Note

Shadirah Shepherd graduated from Cornell in 2018 with a major in Animal Science. She is now entering her third year studying for a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne. Shepherd reflects back on her time in Cornell’s Animal Science Program and the impact it has had on her career.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
A food science student.

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Chobani has announced changes to its successful Chobani Scholars Program, adding a pledge of $1 million and a focus on supporting historically underserved students who wish to pursue a broad set of agricultural interests.
  • Animal Science
  • Food Science
  • Animals