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New genomic analysis may lead to improved watermelon

Nov 7, 2019

Researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute have created a resource that could help plant breeders find wild watermelon genes that provide resistance to pests, diseases, drought and other hardships.

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Meet our faculty: Lynn M. Sosnoskie

Nov 6, 2019

Lynn M. Sosnoskie, joined the Horticulture section of the School of Integrative Plant Science in 2019 as an assistant professor of weed ecology and management for speciality crop systems. 

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CCE podcast profiles Cornell Farms Ops’ work with veterans

Nov 4, 2019

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.

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CCE’s Blocks in Bloom helps communities flourish

Oct 24, 2019

Rochester neighborhood reaps benefits of Cooperative Extension initiative run through Master Gardener Program and fueled by trained volunteers who provide research-based support to the public.

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Bailee Hopkins-Hensley is connecting people to plants

Oct 22, 2019

Bailee Hopkins-Hensley ’18, MPS ’19, is passionate about exploring the connections that humans have to plants – especially the connections that indigenous communities have to the species that sustain them.

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Eastern Broccoli Project on track to meet $100M goal

Oct 17, 2019

The Eastern Broccoli Project began in 2010 with the goal of growing a $100 million broccoli industry in the Eastern U.S. in 10 years. With two remaining years of funding, Cornell researchers say they are on schedule to meet their goal.