"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Horticulture PhD student Grant Thompson has been awarded the inaugural Sellew Family Excellence-in-Mentoring Fellowship. Thompson works in the program of Jenny Kao-Kniffin, investigating how land use legacy impacts soil microbial community structure and function as it relates to soil organic matter dynamics in turfgrass systems.
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.
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
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.
Pi Alpha Xi (PAX), the national honor society for horticulture, inducted new members on March 13, 2015. (See photo caption below.) Only the best students in the plant sciences are invited to join this national honor society.
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.
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.
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.