Research & Impact

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Spotlight

Eastern Broccoli Project on track to meet $100M goal
“I think we’re going to hit it,” said Thomas Björkman , Cornell professor of horticulture and the project’s principal investigator. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of New York state broccoli farms increased from 290 to 535, and the number of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
A man working in a rice field on a sunny day.

FutureCast

Can rice be grown in New York's climate?
“I said, ‘That’s the one I’m looking for, the wetland is good for the rice,’” Badjie said, flashing an easy smile. “Dawn said, ‘No, you can’t grow rice here. Are you crazy?’” Few farmers attempt to grow a warmth-loving crop like rice in the...
  • International Programs
  • Agriculture
  • Plants
Male hand holding black raspberries.

FutureCast

How can we protect New York state’s berry industry?
Cornell University’s berry team provides expertise in horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, agricultural economics, plant breeding and management practices for New York state’s $20 million berry industry.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
A man and a woman stand in a field of wheat, examining the growing plants

Spotlight

Wheat expert calls for global unity to avert future hunger crises
A global alliance of countries and research institutions, including Cornell, committed to sharing plant genetic material, has secured food access for billions of people, but a patchwork of legal restrictions threatens humanity’s ability to feed...
  • International Programs
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Global Development

News & Events

A yellow colored moth on purple grapes

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
In the foreground, a red sign reads Climate Change Garden. In the background, two women tend to leafy plants in a garden bed.

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