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News

Twelve faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Twelve Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members – six of whom are also Cornell alumni – have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Forte Protein postdoctoral research Imran Kahn, left, and CEO Kathleen Hefferon conduct work in their new laboratory space at the Center for Life Science Ventures business incubator.

News

Forte Protein – a new Cornell startup that grows commercial animal proteins inside agricultural plants – has joined the university’s Center for Life Science Ventures business incubator.

  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Animals
Martha Mutschler-Chu checks tomato plants in a greenhouse

News

A Cornell researcher has completed a decades-long program to develop new varieties of tomato that naturally resist pests and limit transfer of viral disease by insects.

  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Nikoloz Lomsadze in a field of mixed barley and wheat

News

Maslins, or mixtures of grains planted and eaten together, have fed humans for millennia. Now nearly forgotten, they can adapt in real time to unpredictable weather and extreme weather.

  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
a broccoli plant

News

A new study identifies the genetic underpinnings for why broccoli heads become abnormal when it’s hot, providing insight into effects of climate-induced warming for all crops and pointing the way for breeding heat-resistant new varieties.

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Agriculture
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Events

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Meeting

Field Crop Dealer Meeting
The 2022 Field Crop Dealer Meeting is being held on Wednesday, November 30th again as part of the larger annual Certified Crop Adviser Conference. The Field Crop Dealer Meeting will feature four topics relevant to field crop growers, dealers...
  • Field Crops
  • Soil
Uma Lele

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series: Spring 2022 The Sustainable Development Goals are off track. The prospects of the SDGs being realized by 2030 are bleak. The rapid pace of consistent decline in poverty and hunger until 2015 had...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Plants
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Workshop

As part of the inaugural visit, newly appointed A.D. White Professor-at-Large Bram Govaerts, Director General of CIMMYT headquartered in Mexico, is joined by Neema Kudva, Anna Davidson, Prabhu Pingali and Mario Herrero to discuss university...
  • Plants
  • environment