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Cornell to Host NY Agriculture Commissioner  

Agriculture
Published: 
January 24, 2017
The talk from State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball will highlight agricultural topics related to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2017 New York State of the State Address.

Crud-Covered Carabid Beetles Are Masters of Disguise

Beetles
Published: 
January 24, 2017
As Cyphocoleus carabid beetles walk through the forests, the varnish-like substance exuded by glands picks up surrounding debris, creating the perfect disguise to blend into its surroundings.

Plants' Chemical Messages Keep Pests Moving

Published: 
January 24, 2017
Plant chemical defense systems keep pests moving to new plants in dense populations, thereby distributing damage evenly and leaving minimal damage on each plant in a field, a recent study finds.

New Host-Microbe Institute Connects Campus Researchers

Published: 
January 19, 2017
The institute will initially include faculty from CALS, Arts and Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, and Human Ecology. It will likely expand to Weill Cornell Medicine in New York in the future.

New Course Teaches Cutting-Edge Food Production

greenhouse
Published: 
January 19, 2017
A new course, Hydroponic Food Crop Production and Management, teaches the principles and practices of commercial food crop production in controlled environment agriculture.

Financial Squall Ahead? Economic Forum Is Jan. 24

Published: 
January 18, 2017
Buckle up your economic seat belts: Cornell's Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management will host the annual Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference on Jan. 24.

Decoded Microbial Metabolism Explains Biofuel Yield

Published: 
January 17, 2017
Cornell professor Ludmilla Aristilde is unraveling how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels by studying the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum's sugar-processing complexities.

Microbiome Experts to Speak at World Economic Forum

bacteria
Published: 
January 17, 2017
Three Cornell University faculty will present big ideas on microbiome science to a gathering of influential thought leaders at the World Economic Forum Jan. 18 in Davos, Switzerland.

Technology Sends Project FeederWatch Soaring at 30

Published: 
January 12, 2017
The story of Project FeederWatch – a program where members track birds visiting their feeders – provides an example of how technology has helped citizen science grow bigger in unexpected ways.

Cornell's SMART Program Wins Success Story Award

Published: 
December 19, 2016
Cornell's Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Team was recognized for its impact on poor communities by earning the L.A. Potts Success Story award on Dec. 5.

Merlin Bird Photo ID Mobile App Launches

Published: 
December 14, 2016
The Merlin Bird Photo ID mobile app has been launched and, thanks to machine-learning technology, can identify hundreds of North American species it “sees” in photos.

Sharon Poczter Wins Einaudi Center Grant

Published: 
December 13, 2016
Sharon Poczter has won a grant from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies for research concerned with quantifying the effects of democratization.

N.Y. Brewers, Growers Bet the Farm on Fickle Grain

Published: 
December 9, 2016
The challenges of growing market-grade malting barley, paired with the rising demands of the state's three-year old farm brewery law, dominated discussion at the Southern Tier Farm Brewery Summit.

Geneva Saves Cornell Orchards' Cider Season

Published: 
December 6, 2016
With the help of Cornell's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, cider pressed on campus is once again available to the Cornell community.

Natural Nomads, Leatherback Turtles Opt to Stay in Place

Published: 
December 1, 2016
Endangered leatherback sea turtles are known for their open-ocean migratory nature and nomadic foraging habits – traveling thousands of miles. But along the Mozambique coast, sometimes they stay in place.

CALS Celebrates the Tastier Side of Science

Published: 
November 29, 2016
Cornell alumni were treated to a taste of collaboration between CALS, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and Blue Hill restaurant on Nov. 19. 

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