Research & Impact

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Spotlight

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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Spotlight

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

Spotlight

Plants speak ‘roundworm’ for self-defense, study shows

Led by faculty member Frank Schroeder, the group studied a group of chemicals called ascarosides, which the worms produce and secrete to communicate with each other. As described in a paper published Jan. 10 in Nature Communications, the...

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Field Note

George Stack: Cultivating knowledge for New York state hemp growers
What drew you to the program at Cornell AgriTech? I first came to visit Cornell AgriTech for a field trip during my undergrad, and then I spent the summer here in 2018 as part of the Summer Scholars program. Both of those experiences made it...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Spotlight

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

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

Organic crop practices affect long-term soil health
The study also breaks down how specific components of soil health – such as the abundance and activity of soil animals and soil stability – affect crop productivity. “With growing interest from farmers in being able to harness and exploit soil...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Entomology