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Documentary gives voice to Tanzanian cassava farmers, scientists

December 21, 2018
The viruses ravaging cassava farms in Africa, and efforts to combat them through plant breeding, are the subject of a new Cornell University documentary film produced by International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Laura Dougherty: growing better apple trees

December 20, 2018
Laura Dougherty, a fourth-year doctoral student in the field of horticulture, is studying genes controlling apple fruit quality and tree architecture at Cornell AgriTech

Extension podcast explores 2018 harvests, NYS impacts

tree fruit specialist
December 10, 2018
Cornell Cooperative Extension's “Extension Out Loud” podcasts examine output, quality and consumer impacts from this year’s vegetable, tree fruit, grapes and field crops harvests.

New maps light up information on birds

December 4, 2018
A new series of dynamic bird maps from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology reveals unprecedented details not only about where the birds are, but how their numbers and habitats change through the seasons and years.

Book investigates resilience in the face of chronic poverty

Book cover
December 4, 2018
A new book, “The Economics of Poverty Traps,” co-edited by Cornell agricultural and development economist Chris Barrett, highlights cutting-edge research on the mechanisms that keep people entrenched in poverty.

Graphic warnings snuff out cigarettes’ appeal to kids

November 29, 2018
Cigarette ads with graphic warning labels – with images such as cancerous gums and lips – cancel out the effect of ads that prompt children to think of smoking as cool and fun, according to a new Cornell study.

Mollusk collection moves to PRI, internet

November 28, 2018
Cornell’s Malacology Collection will get new life online when it is donated to the Paleontological Research Institution, which plans to digitize it and make it available to researchers around the world.

Cornell expertise helps deliver clean, safe water to NYC

Water in a glass with a city skyline behind it
November 27, 2018
Millions of times each day, New Yorkers turn on the faucet, relying on water supplied from about 125 miles away in the Catskill Mountains. Cornell expertise helps to keep the award-winning water pristine.

GM eggplant can reduce pesticide use in Bangladesh

November 26, 2018
Replicated field trials comparing genetically modified eggplant with their non-GM counterparts in Bangladesh have confirmed the Bt gene confers almost total protection against pests.

Treatments give campus ash tree protection a leg up

Joe Doccola injects an ash tree in the Mundy Wildflower Garden with pesticide to prevent infestation by Emerald Ash Borer larvae
November 26, 2018
Cornell Botanic Gardens treated some 50 priority ash trees within campus natural areas this fall in its efforts to manage emerald ash borer, an invasive insect that decimates ash forests.

Meet Breanne Kisselstein

November 20, 2018
Breanne Kisselstein, a third-year doctoral student studying plant pathology, studies disease genes that are associated with resistance to fungicides growers rely on to control diseases in commercial vineyards. 

Staff honored with President’s Awards for Employee Excellence

Award winners
November 15, 2018
Twelve individuals and three groups were recognized with President's Awards for Employee Excellence Nov. 13, which honored staff members in five new categories including the first-ever team award, emphasizing the collaborative nature of work at Cornell.