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Al-Farqani featured in Cornell AgriTech video

Oct 29, 2018

"I'm inspired as a graduate student at Cornell AgriTech because the exceptional faculty help students conduct applied research that has the potential to overcome global agricultural challenges," says Al-Farqani, a student of Terence Robinson and Gennaro Fazio.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

SIPS Graduate Students March for Science

Apr 26, 2017

Graduate students from all five SIPS sections joined the many Cornell faculty, staff, and students who braved the rain during last Saturday’s March for Science in Washington DC. See their signs and read their stories on Discovery that Connects, the SIPS blog.

Our Roots Grow Deep: Alumni in Extension

Apr 4, 2017

Alumni Lindsay Jordan, M.S. ’14, and Justin Scheiner, Ph.D. ’10 are applying their grape expertise to help growers from Texas to California. 

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

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.

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.        

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.

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.

Art work celebrates graduation, thanks friends

May 19, 2014

A horticulture grad student has created a work of art along Tower Rd. to celebrate commencement and say thank you to the friends, family and fellow students who helped him through his time at Cornell.

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.

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.