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President Pollack touts agricultural innovation at Cornell AgriTech

President Martha E. Pollack toured Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, Aug. 13.

Former Cornell Provost Robert Plane dies at 90

Robert Plane, a professor emeritus of chemistry who served as the university’s provost during the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s, died Aug. 6 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 90.

Joseph Sieczka, potato specialist, dies at 79

Joseph Sieczka, professor emeritus of horticulture, an expert on potatoes, died July 29 at his home in Mattituck, New York. He was 79. 

NSF awards BTI $1M to study plant-bacteria symbiosis

The NSF has awarded a $1.1 million grant to the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute to unlock the scientific complexities between nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria and its alliance with plants.

GMO eggplant crop expands in Bangladesh

Farmers are rapidly adopting Bt eggplant brinjal in Bangladesh, resulting in reduced pesticide use and higher incomes, according to a new paper.

NY’s master gardeners take master class at Cornell

More than 100 volunteers and educators in the Master Gardener Program visited Cornell AgriTech to learn about the latest in gardening practices and research.

‘Cornell AgriTech’ reflects influence in food, ag innovation

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences announced Aug. 1 the renaming of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station to Cornell AgriTech.

Milk carton ‘sell-by’ dates may become more precise

The “sell-by” dates on milk cartons may become more accurate, as Cornell food scientists have created a predictive model that examines spore-forming bacteria, according to the Journal of Dairy Science.

Community-based Seed System Initiative thrives in Nepal

The Seed System Initiative, implemented by Cornell’s Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project in 2017-18, benefits wheat farmers in Nepal.