Plant Breeding & Genetics Section News

CALS News, Spotlights, Field Notes and FutureCasts of interest to the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section community in the School of Integrative Plant Science.

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Spotlight

Romar to bolster SIPS civic and urban engagement
Shari Romar has joined the School of Integrative Plant Science’s (SIPS) communications team to help elevate awareness of the School’s longstanding engagement efforts with communities across the state, nationally and globally. “Shari brings a...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Plant Biology Section
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Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Virginia Moore
Academic focus: Breeding for sustainable cropping systems, cover crops, intercropping, polycultures, organic farming systems, Legumes, forages, alfalfa, hemp Research summary: My research focus is on plant breeding for sustainable cropping...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Agriculture
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News

Egesi earns highest honors for biotechnology work in Nigeria

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Study: genomic selection approach paves way for faster plant breeding
The ultimate challenge for crop breeders is to increase genetic gain of a crop: literally, to increase the crop’s yield on farmers’ fields. Wheat and maize breeders from Cornell University, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Residence hall names honor McClintock, Hu, Cayuga Nation
For the Indigenous Cayuga Nation, who call themselves Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (pronounced Guy-yo-KO-no), Cornell will use the word Ganędagǫ: (pronounced Gah-NEN-dah-go) – meaning “hill” in the Gayogo̱ hó꞉nǫ' language. This is the ancestral name for the...
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Land Acknowledgment

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York State, and the United States of America.  We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.