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.
Greg Peck via CNBC: “Farmers carry most of the risk, and get less of the returns. It’s not just about the cost to farmers. Climate change is pervasive, and the negative impacts on all crops is so fundamental to our existence.”
In a special Veterans Day episode of CCE’s “Extension Out Loud” podcast, hosts Katie Baildon and Paul Treadwell speak with project coordinator Dean Koyanagi ‘90 on the scope of the Farm Ops project across New York state.