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Students report on research progress at Graduate Field Review

Aug 18, 2017
A dozen graduate students gave 2-minute "poster pitches" ahead of poster sessions where they detailed their research progress to faculty, staff and fellow students on topics ranging from root exudates and reviving nut trees to post-harvest fruit- and flower-quality and Reisling grape clone trials.  Read more
James Meyers

Meyers, Ph.D. ’11, is new CCE viticulture specialist

Jul 10, 2017
James Meyers is the new viticulture and wine specialist for a 17-county region in the eastern part of New York State. Meyers will provide regional grape growers with a combination of on-the-ground grape production assistance and some high flying technology. Read more

Symposium Showcases NYSAES Science June 23

Jun 7, 2017
Student research symposium aims to launch student-driven interdisciplinary collaboration. The entire Cornell community as well as local and regional growers and other NYSAES stakeholders are encouraged to attend. Read more

Karl, Wojtyna receive Cider Association support

Apr 30, 2017
Two Peck Lab projects received grants from the United States Association of Cider Makers.  Horticulture graduate students, Adam Karl and Nathan Wojtyna, wrote the grants and will be leading projects on the effects of nitrogen fertilizer on orchard productivity and fruit and cider quality and phenotyping the USDA-PGRU collection for novel apples to use in cidermaking. Read more
robotic mower at turf field day

Turf field day at Bluegrass Lane

Jun 26, 2015
More than 40 golf course superintendents and other turf professionals spent the morning on Thursday learning about the latest turfgrass research taking place at the Bluegrass Lane Turf and Landscape Research Facility Read more
 Kevin Panke-Buisse

Study: Soil microbiome influences plant flowering time

Apr 3, 2015
Cornell University researchers have discovered that it is possible to alter plant flowering time and other traits by manipulating soil microbial communities, a finding that they ultimately hope will help reduce crop inputs on everything from greenhouse plants to agronomic crops. Read more

How Horticulture Found Me

Dec 12, 2014
 Melissa J. Kitchen, graduate student in Public Garden Leadership, was recently featured in this first-person account in Grower Talks.         Read more
spencer lake from above

Restoring Spencer Lake talk Dec. 4

Nov 26, 2014
Tom Whitlow's Restoration Ecology (HORT 4400) class will give a presentation on Spencer Lake, soon to become Catatonk Creek again after more than 150 years of impoundment, based on the field work they did this semester, 7:00 p.m. Thursday Dec. 4, Community Room, Ecology House. Read more
Planting Tower Rd bioswale

Urban Eden students plant Tower Road bioswale

Sep 18, 2014
Students planted more than 1,000 feet of beds along Tower Road from Plant Science Building to Stocking Hall with nearly 1,000 woody shrubs in bioswale designed to reduce runoff and increase groundwater recharge. Read more
Vinay Pagay with chip

New micro water sensor can aid growers

Oct 10, 2013
Alan Lakso and Vinay Pagay are working to develop and test a low-cost, fingertip-sized "lab on a chip" that measure moisture in soil or even be embedded directly into plants. Read more
Lindsay Jordan

Jordan wins “Best student paper in Viticulture”

Jul 24, 2013
From Justine Vanden Heuvel: I just wanted to share the good news that Lindsay Jordan won “Best student paper in Viticulture” at the American Society of Enology and Viticulture – Eastern Section meeting in Winston-Salem, NC last week. It was actually a Cornell sweep for the two Lindsays: – Lindsay Springer (from Gavin Sacks’ lab) won best student paper in enology. Read more