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Research & Impact

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Field Note

Ali Cala: Helping New York state hemp growers manage plant pathogens
What is the focus of your research at Cornell AgriTech? Since beginning my graduate work at Cornell, I have been involved in several research projects involving various fungal pathogens of hemp. Powdery mildew in particular has emerged as a...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Spotlight

New variety challenges ‘Jaded’ attitudes to green tomatoes
The new variety, dubbed Jaded, was developed by Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of horticulture at Cornell Agritech, who bred it from four heirloom tomato varieties. The green cherry is on sale now through local organic seed company...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Horticulture Section
  • Fruits
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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

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
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Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Lynn M. Sosnoskie
Academic focus: Weed biology, ecology and management in specialty crop systems Previous positions: Agronomy and Weed Science Advisor, Merced and Madera Counties, University of California – ANR, 2018-2019; Assistant Research Faculty, Department...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Plants

News & Events

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News

With new barley variety, Cornell leads way for brewers
As of last year, the bill required that New York’s brewers source 60% of their ingredients from New York growers. By 2024, brewers will need to acquire 90% of their ingredients from state sources. The law aims to revitalize the upstate economy...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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News

Sequencing hornwort genomes could improve crops
Fay-Wei Li, adjunct assistant professor of plant biology and a faculty member of the Boyce Thompson Institute, and researchers from across the globe sequenced the genomes of three hornworts, illuminating the dawn of land plants. The group also...
  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section