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Hannah Swegarden: Using consumer research to develop better vegetables
Hannah Swegarden recently completed her Ph.D. under the direction of Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of horticulture at Cornell AgriTech. While working with Griffiths, Swegarden utilized an integrated approach to vegetable breeding geared...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Fowler Farms: from orchard to all 50 states with the help of Cornell AgriTech
How have Cornell AgriTech apple varieties impacted sales at Fowler Farms? It's all about flavor and taste and Snapdragon and Ruby Frost really hit it out of the park. These Cornell AgriTech developed varieties have opened new markets for us. We...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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Wegmans: Supporting the local food and agricultural economy with Cornell AgriTech
What are some of the most notable products that Cornell AgriTech has helped Wegmans champion? Broccoli is one of the products that Wegmans used to get 100% from the West Coast – that was inefficient because it takes four days to ship from the...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Digital Agriculture
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New York Wine and Grape Foundation: cultivating wine and grape industry success with Cornell AgriTech
How has the New York state wine and grape industry grown in recent years? The industry has seen tremendous growth in the past decade as the result of liquor law changes and overall state support. In 2010, there were about 280 wineries in New...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Beverages
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Pedersen Farms: Growing vegetables for the Northeast market with Cornell AgriTech
What has it been like to work with Cornell AgriTech over the years? We’ve had a close relationship with Cornell AgriTech over the years working with faculty there ever since we started farming in 1983. Both of us had worked on the Geneva campus...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Food

News & Events

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News

Scientists identify new pathogen in NY apples
The study, “Identification and Characterization of Colletotrichum Species Causing Apple Bitter Rot in New York and Description of C. noveboracense sp. nov.,” was published July 6 in the journal Scientific Reports. “We were shocked by what we...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Hudson Valley Lab
  • Food
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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