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Heritage Buffalo Creek squash in a garden

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Cornell Botanic Gardens and faculty of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program (AIISP), in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, have joined with the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ to help ensure that the nation’s language and cultural...
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Agriculture
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  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Agriculture
Lynn Sosnoskie standing in front of a group of people outside next to a weed and talking about it.

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Lynn Sosnoskie, assistant professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science, is collaborating on a $2 million project to study electric weed control in perennial fruit crops. She is also leading a $325,000 weed management study for hemp. Both...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Agriculture
 Olivia Graham examines a seagrass meadow at low tide on the San Juan Islands

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To seek solutions, the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences and Environmental Biology awarded a four-year, $2.5 million grant to Drew Harvell, professor emeritus in ecology and evolutionary biology in the College of...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
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2021 Gene Stewardship Award Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada team earns BGRI research award
The rust-resistant wheat cultivar development team at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) earned the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2021 Gene Stewardship Award for their long-standing innovations and strategies to combat wheat rust in...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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A Cornell-led national network of scientists and farmers is developing new varieties of cover crops that are better adapted to local regions and stressors – changes that could carry a bevy of long-term and sustainable benefits for organic growers.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Agriculture
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Academic focus: Synthetic biology, structural biology and biochemistry Research summary: I study nature’s vital, but notoriously inefficient, carbon fixing enzyme called Rubisco. The aim is to target Rubisco function to enhance the efficiency of...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Biology