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Indoor urban farms called wasteful, 'pie in the sky'

Feb 19, 2014

Department seminar speaker warns that “high in the sky” projects intended to reduce food miles and rejuvenate communities may prove to be “pie in the sky” concepts with detrimental impacts on the environment.

Horticulture project is a 'work of tart'

Feb 19, 2014

Horticulture assistant professor Kenong Xu Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva has a new grant to better to understand a key gene in acid production and deliver reliable tools to predict the acid-producing potential of tiny apple seedlings.

Justine Vanden Heuvel

Cold snap could harm Finger Lakes grapevines

Feb 12, 2014

"We’re anticipating considerable damage in our Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay and Lemberger,” says Justine Vanden Heuvel, associate professor, Department of Horticulture.

Predators delay pest resistance to Bt crops

Feb 10, 2014

The combination of natural enemies, such as ladybeetles, with Bt crops, delays a pest’s ability to evolve resistance to the crops' insecticidal proteins, according to new research.

Bob Sweet, 1915-2014

Feb 4, 2014

The emeritus professor and former chair of the Department of Vegetable Crops (a precursor to the Department of Horticulture) “was among the first generation of weed scientists and a giant in vegetable crops at Cornell after World War II."