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Head of Ag and Markets hailed as Friend of Extension

Sep 26, 2019

Richard Ball, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets commissioner, was presented the Friend of Extension Award by Cornell Cooperative Extension at a ceremony Sept. 26 at Cornell’s Statler Hotel.

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CCE podcast helps navigate industrial hemp issues

Sep 16, 2019

Larry Smart, professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, recently joined Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Extension Out Loud” podcast series to discuss industrial hemp production in New York state.

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‘Corpse flower’ poised to make another big stink

Sep 11, 2019

Carolus, one of Cornell’s two giant Titan arum plants, also known as “corpse flowers,” is getting ready to once again unleash its fetid odor in the Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory on Tower Road.

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CALS strengthens NYC connections with new grant projects

Aug 27, 2019

Three collaborative New York City-based projects, designed to inspire cross-campus research partnerships, have been awarded grant funding totaling approximately $500,000 from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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Michael Rosato: Creating a more sustainable and affordable future for New York growers

Aug 23, 2019

Michael Rosato, a doctoral student studying under the guidance of Steve Reiners, professor and chair of the horticulture section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, is evaluating the soil sulfur levels on vegetable farms across New York State and conducting sulfur fertilizer trails that have economically important crops for growers. 

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Cornell team fights invasive pest, supports NY berry industry

Aug 8, 2019

Cornell has the only comprehensive berry team in the Northeast, combining expertise in horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, agricultural economics, berry breeding and management for the benefit of New York state's $20 million berry industry. 

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Schumer announces funding for hemp seed bank at Cornell

Aug 5, 2019

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on Aug. 2 announced $500,000 in funding for the USDA establish the first industrial hemp seed bank in the U.S., co-located at Cornell AgriTech, which will be used to breed and study new hemp cultivars.