Back to top

Horticulture news

Subscribe to RSS news feed

Farmers who donate to food banks can reap cash

Sep 6, 2013

New York growers who donate produce to food banks as part of the “Glean NY” initiative will be reimbursed for the cost of harvesting, thanks to a partnership that includes Cornell's College of Agriculture and Sciences. Read more

‘Fountain of youth’ for leaves discovered

Aug 22, 2013

What plant scientists call senescence, consumers experience as wilted produce and overripe fruit. A team led by Cornell horticulture professor Su-Sheng Gan has identified an enzymatic fountain of youth that slows the process of leaf death, a discovery that lays the foundation for the genetics of freshness. In a series of experiments using the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, Gan and colleagues discovered a key regulator – S3H – that acts as a brake on the process of leaf death. When its levels are low, leaves senesce early; when it is present in high levels, it results in longer leaf longevity. Read more

Gardening in a Warmer World Conference October 4-5

Aug 21, 2013

This gathering of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) educators, volunteers and key partners will provide in-depth information on climate change impacts on gardening and adaptive and innovative methods to help meet this challenge. Sessions will be presented in a variety of formats to ensure participants’ time at the conference will benefit both themselves and their communities in positive and productive ways. Read more