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Ivy on Bradfield Hall

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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.

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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

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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

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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
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Manure application via drag hose in corn field.

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Farmers gain key insights from manure evaluation studies
In 2022, Cornell CALS’ Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) initiated on-farm manure evaluation studies to help farmers better understand the nitrogen value, yield and soil health benefits of manure for their farm. Learn more about the...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Field Crops
Gurpreet Kaur

Field Note

Gurpreet Kaur discovered a passion for soil microbiology while studying at Punjab Agricultural University in India. She followed that passion to Cornell CALS’ Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) where her Ph.D. focuses on the role of soil...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Digital Agriculture
Debbie Cherney

Spotlight

A familiar face around Frank B. Morrison Hall, students are likely to know Debbie Cherney in one of the many courses she teaches in Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science. Cherney introduced the Animal Welfare course to the department and is...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Environment