Developed by Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of horticulture at Cornell Agritech, a new, flavorful and highly productive cherry tomato – that ripens green – promises to be the envy of tomato growers this spring.
Sales of the dark green, leafy vegetable are beginning to plateau. But vegetable breeder Phillip Griffiths, an associate professor of horticulture at Cornell Agri-Tech, hopes to change that by creating varieties of kale with new flavors, textures and colors. "It's mainstreaming kale, to some extent," he says.
The Cornell Orchards Store – long a retail outlet for the university’s apples, fresh cider and other fruit grown at the Cornell Orchards, along Route 366 – will close Jan. 31. Administrators from the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station in Ithaca are exploring options for future seasonal retail apple sales.
In a new study, Cornell researchers have determined that a hemp plant’s propensity to “go hot” – become too high in THC – is determined by genetics, not as a stress response to growing conditions, contrary to popular belief.
A team of grapevine breeders, geneticists and bioinformatic specialists at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, has come up with a powerful new method to transfer genetic markers across species to bring desirable traits from wild species into their cultivated cousins.
Associate professor Frank Rossi is teaming up with world-famous Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn to manage grass and other vegetation on nearly 500 acres to reduce the cemetary's carbon footprint. "The urban grasslands at Green-Wood provide an ideal environment to study sustainable and ecological alternative to the manicured lawn in an era of climate change," says Rossi.