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News

Engineering enzymes to break down microplastics in sewage and wastewater
There are over 5 billion tons of plastic waste accumulated across the planet, much of which are microplastics that may harm human health and pose a long-term threat to agricultural productivity and food security. The gargantuan task of cleaning...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Food Science
  • Synthetic Biology
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News

A little sour, a little sweet, a tiny bit vegetal: New rhubarb cultivars could be a significant boon to the state’s wines, beers, distilled spirits and hard ciders.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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Field Note

Postdoctoral Research Associate Jasdeep Singh of the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) is researching the impacts of soil health practices on corn silage yield, soil health indicators, and greenhouse gas emissions. In Central New...
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Field Crops
  • Dairy
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News

Human urine could be a handy resource in tending home gardens and compost piles, thanks to an interdisciplinary collaboration between two Cornell Engineering students and plant scientist Rebecca Nelson.

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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News

Germicidal ultraviolet light is effective at killing a damaging fungus that infects table beets, adding an important organic tool to fight the growing problem of fungicide resistance, according to a new Cornell study.

  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Plants
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Events

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Webinar

New York Soil Health Benchmarks Webinar
Join Joseph Amsili, Debbie Aller, and Harold van Es for an in-depth webinar discussing the research and policy brief, “Soil Health Benchmarks for New York State Farms.” Explore insights into benchmarks and policy considerations, shaping the...
  • Soil
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement Global Poster Showcase

Exhibit

Location: Mann Library 102 Date and Time: Thursday, October 12 from 3-5 p.m. You are invited to a poster session featuring researchers from across the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement's network of Centers of Innovation. Hear...
  • school of integrative plant science
  • Plants
  • Department of Global Development

Seminar

CoE Coffee, Coaching & Connections, presented by the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech, is a monthly series highlighting industry and academic leaders addressing essential topics for food, beverage...
  • Digital Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Cornell AgriTech