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When pests graze certain potatoes, yields double

When some Colombian potato varieties are lightly grazed by a pest, the plants respond by growing larger tubers, at times doubling their yields.

Digital agriculture tech Adapt-N nets $1M Tulane prize

Adapt-N, a team from Cornell, was awarded the $1 million grand prize from the Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge Dec. 14 in New Orleans.

Malawi seed village model benefits farmers, universities, growers

A revolutionary seed village project in Malawi led by Cornell University improves the incomes and livelihoods of Malawian farmers.

Course marks 50 years of international engagement

Cornell’s International Agriculture and Rural Development 602 class is celebrating 50 years of international engagement.

Northeast farmers weigh warm climate, drenched fields

Farmers in the Northeast are adopting production habits tailored to longer, warming climate conditions, but they may face spring planting whiplash as they confront saturated fields from heavy rain.

Diet books open a window into the American soul

In “Diet and the Disease of Civilization,” historian Adrienne Rose Bitar asks, what if diet books worked like literature?

Program trains new farm owners for business success

The Cornell Small Farms Program is preparing the next generation of farmers and ranchers to succeed with a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Cosmos, Party Animal ice creams warm wise taste buds

Astronomy meets gastronomy at the food science introductory course, where student teams created ice cream for a final project. The winner: Cosmos, a sweet nod to Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan.

eLab students pitch business ideas at NYC event

Nearly 50 Cornell eLab students participated in the third annual mid-year pitch night in Manhattan Dec. 1.