Greening campus: students install custom sod
To keep the grass along Tower Road greener, students install custom sod on top of a soil/rock mixture, developed at Cornell. The Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station and the Department of Horticulture team up with the Grounds Department for this experiment.
Iron Lady tomatoes resist three fungal diseases
Iron Lady tomatoes developed by Cornell breeders are the first variety of tomato to provide resistance to three fungal diseases.
Steve McKay earns IPM award for dedication, expertise and leadership
McKay, farm manager at Thompson Research Farm, does “an astounding job of caring for research trials,” no matter how dire the weather conditions are. Thompson Research Farm is managed by the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station.
Energy survey, report aid in saving energy
A report based on a spring 2012 energy-use survey at Cornell has been made available online, and the findings could help Cornellians - from individuals to campus groups - interested in saving energy.
Panel focuses on farming in unpredictable weather
Cornell-led panel on farming through unpredictability kicked off the 181st New York State Agricultural Society forum Jan 9 in Liverpool, N.Y.
Rare star orchid in bloom on campus
A star orchid is blooming on campus this week, but its story began 150 years earlier when Charles Darwin first observed the flower's foot-long nectary.
CALS honors faculty, staff members' achievements
CALS Dean Kathryn Boor presented research and extension awards to 17 faculty and staff members in recognition of exceptional achievement in their fields.
Volunteers harvest spuds for food bank
Volunteers gathered at the Cornell-run Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm in Freeville, N.Y., to harvest potatoes for area food banks.
Volunteers harvest potatoes at research farm to feed hungry
Dozens of volunteers descended on Homer C. Thompson Research Farm in Freeville, N.Y., to harvest about 5 tons of potatoes bound for food aid programs run by Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The Freeville farm, run by the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, has donated more than 1 million pounds of food.
Federal grants will fund study of food system, environment
Cornell's agricultural experiment stations and cooperative extension will allocate annual federal grants to land-grant universities of $9 million to study food systems, environmental problems.
Researchers tackle top pests attacking organic crops
Cornell researchers have received $2 million to tackle the top pests that devastate organic crops.
Mazourek recognized for organic plant breeding
Michael Mazourek, Ph.D. '08, a professor of plant breeding, has won recognition from the Organic Seed Alliance for his work connecting farmers with research.
Going with the grain – from wheat variety research to bread tasting
From farm tours and presentations about soil health and organic grain research to bread and pizza tasting: the recent field day at Willsboro had much to offer to all participants. Area farmers were eager to learn about season extension and grains and grapes especially suitable for the North East.
Steve McKay receives George Peter award
Steve McKay, farm manager at Cornell's Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm in Freeville, N.Y., was recently recognized as the 178th recipient of the George Peter Award for Dedicated Service.
Greenhouse scientists show that soil mix and light matter
Greenhouse scientists educate researchers and others on such details as potting mix and light to create the best experimental conditions.
Bringing Cornellians closer to their food
CUAES farms are nourishing students and communities, and contributing valuable lessons about sustainable agriculture and healthy food systems.
'Wee Stinky': The (not so) sweet smell of success
After a decade of cultivation, the rare corpse plant at CUAES blooms.
New alfalfa variety could be big boost to dairy industry
Dairy farmers could see a boost in milk production, thanks to a new alfalfa variety to be released by Cornell's world-class plant breeders.
Stinky flower attracts attention to Cornell
The stinky bloom of a rare corpse plant attracts thousands to Cornell as the university opened its greenhouse doors to the public and live-streamed the event through two separate feeds.
Sustainable agriculture recurrent theme at CALS
Cornell has future generations in mind as it helps students prepare for careers in agriculture. Sustainable agriculture is not only taught in the classroom but students have hands on learning opportunities at Dilmun Hill Student Farm and other locations.
Rare corpse flower blooms on campus
Rare corpse flower is about to bloom in Cornell's Kenneth Post Laboratory, an event that has been recorded only 140 times.
Farmers team up with food banks to feed the hungry
Collaborators on the Cornell Gleaning Project are discovering ways to help farmers efficiently harness the leftover crops that they don't sell to donate to food banks.
Soybeans can grow in New York, thanks to climate change
Preliminary research suggests that soybeans, usually a more southern crop, can be grown successfully in New York as a result of climate change. Field trials are underway.
Campus Area Farms offer lots of living lab space
Campus Area Farms, operated by Cornell's Agricultural Experiment Station, offers researchers 352 acres - patchwork of 11 small farms - for test plots.