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News

Capitalizing on time in the race to breed inclusive, resilient crops
Cowpea breeders across Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania, with the support of the Feed the Future Innovation for Crop Improvement, are making it possible to expand breeding operations in less time by making more efficient use of water.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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
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News

The Feed the Future Insect-Resistant Eggplant Partnership is funded by a five-year $10 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Josh and Harry Tsujimoto with friends while both were students at Cornell

News

A $4 million gift has established two new scholarships for low-income immigrants or children of immigrants, and supports programming in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The gift honors two alumni brothers of Japanese descent whose family had been incarcerated in internment camps during World War II.
  • Agriculture
  • Plants
taffed seagrass plants at low tide

News

In an oceanic omen for climate change’s intensifying effects, Cornell-led research shows that seagrass suffers from a wasting disease and root-system deterioration.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Water
  • Disease
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Events

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Workshop

Advanced Soil Health Course: From a Global Perspective
The Cornell University Soil Health program will offer a virtual advanced soil health course for practitioners, educators, and students worldwide December 5-14, 2021. This advanced soil health course offering is comprehensively designed as an...
  • Soil
  • Agriculture
  • Natural Resources
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Webinar

Voices of National Leadership in Anti-Racism in the Outdoors Join us for a conversation with those leading the nation’s effort to address racism and the outdoors. Together, we will explore ways we can increase diversity and equity as it relates...
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • school of integrative plant science
  • Horticulture
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Webinar

Learn about the diverse cultural uses of lavender and the history of lavender cultivation in this special encore presentation of Verdant Views.
  • Plants
  • Cornell Botanic Gardens