In case you missed it, the Spring 2020 issue of CALS Magazine (.pdf version) is loaded with articles featuring innovative and impactful research and teaching efforts by faculty in the Horticulture Section and other faculty in the School of Integrative Plant Science.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced Cornell instructors to rethink how they teach lab classes, as remote learning has created special challenges for courses considered more hands-on, collaborative and experiential.
New research from an interdisciplinary Cornell team including Donald Rakow, associate professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science, has found that as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can help college students feel happier and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress.
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.