Research & Impact

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The sweet side of science, modified
Science communication comes in many shapes, sizes and now tastes, thanks to an eye-catching food truck that encourages scientists to talk with the public about food security and genetic modification.
  • Food
  • Global Development
  • Genetics
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Genetic marking discovery could ease plant breeders’ work
A team of grapevine breeders and scientists at CornellAgriTech has come up with a powerful new method to identify important genetic markers and transfer them across species of wild and cultivated grapes.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Wild tomatoes resist devastating bacterial canker
In a new paper, Cornell researchers showed that wild tomato varieties are less affected by bacterial canker than traditionally cultivated varieties. The paper, “Characterizing Colonization Patterns of Clavibacter michiganensis During Infection...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Research explores how grape pests sniff out berries
A new study, published Nov. 21 in the Journal of Chemical Ecology, investigates how these pests find their target amid a sea of other plants in the landscape. The researchers originally hypothesized that grapes might have a unique profile of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Entomology
  • Department of Entomology
In the foreground, a red sign reads Climate Change Garden. In the background, two women tend to leafy plants in a garden bed.

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CALS propels Cornell's climate change research
Of course, there has always been occasional mixing, as animals and underwater waves move through the lake. But global warming is driving a bigger wedge between Lake Tanganyika’s warm and cool water zones. As the surface warms at an accelerating...
  • Atkinson Center
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Natural Resources

News & Events

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News

Cornell, Nature Conservancy to study key climate projects
A new collaboration between the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and The Nature Conservancy will fund three studies that look for long-term, sustainable solutions to help adapt to the effects of intensifying climate change.
  • Atkinson Center
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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News

Good role models can help dairy farmers reduce antibiotic use
To find out why, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Cornell and the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands used a social psychology approach to understand how dairy farmers’ views impact how and when they use antibiotics to treat...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Dairy