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Mark Buckner: Helping future generations understand and preserve native bees
Mark Buckner is a Ph.D. student working closely with Bryan Danforth, professor of entomology, to grow the public’s understanding of pollinators beyond managed honeybees — most notably on the lesser-known mason bees. This month, Danforth and...
  • Department of Entomology
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
Farmland near Ekwendeni, Malawi

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Cornell Atkinson has awarded eleven Academic Venture Fund (AVF) seed grants for research by 40 faculty researchers representing eight Cornell colleges and 19 academic departments. The 2021 awards span 11 countries on five continents and many...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Statistics and Data Science
Farmers on a tractor planting chickpeas in a field

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A Schuyler County-Cornell pilot project could help New York farmers diversify their crops and give regional food manufacturers a cost-effective source for the popular legume.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
A factory food processor spitting out chopped salad

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A team of researchers, led by Dyson professors Chris Barrett and Miguel Gómez, has developed the “Global Food Dollar” method, which distributes the consumer’s net purchasing dollar across all farm and post-farmgate activities.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
Greg Peck with apple tree in background

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No single organic weed control option works particularly well alone to control weeds in apple orchards during establishment. But strategies combining techniques do work well, particularly using wood chip mulches with organic herbicides. That’s...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Organic
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A forest from above

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The Science Behind Forest Carbon Sequestration: Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change
Join us for a chance to learn about the current science on forest carbon sequestration, a nature-based way to provide positive solutions to solving our climate crisis. Participants will come away with an overview of New York state forest history...
  • Environment
  • Soil
  • Climate Change
coppicing

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Have you ever wondered what it means to coppice a tree or shrub? Beyond being considered a practical technique for controlling growth and encouraging colorful stems for display, coppicing – periodically cutting back a tree or shrub to ground...
  • Plants
blue flower

Webinar

Did you know that blue is the rarest flower color? Please join Brandon George, graduate student in Public Garden Leadership at Cornell University, for an in-depth talk on the color blue. In this webinar, Brandon will discuss what is technically...
  • Plants