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Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions and weather forecasts can save 40% of the water consumed by traditional irrigation strategies, according to new Cornell research.

Nice catch: Cornell scientists net 139-pound Oneida Lake sturgeon

Researchers from the Cornell Biological Field Station, caught, tagged and released a 139-pound lake sturgeon – possibly the largest fish ever caught on that lake.

Do ladybugs help your garden grow? Depends on surroundings

A new study of cabbage crops in New York reports for the first time that the effectiveness of releasing natural enemies to combat pests depends on the landscape surrounding the field.

Designer plants one step closer to growing low-cost medical, industrial proteins

Cornell and University of Illinois researchers have engineered plants capable of making proteins not native to the plant itself, which opens the door for cheaply making proteins for industrial and medical uses.

Four Cornell faculty win White House early career awards

The White House has recognized Cornell faculty members – Thomas Hartman, Jenny Kao-Kniffin, Kin Fai Mak and Rebecca Slayton – with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

Farmworker initiatives earn community engagement honor

Cornell is a regional winner of the 2019 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Awards, given by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

USDA awards $1.8M to Cornell for packaging, beverage concentrate research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded $1.8 million to two Cornell food science research projects.

Cornell program celebrates 50 years of nutrition education

Nutrition educators from across New York state joined Cooperative Extension staff and university faculty June 17-18 for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

Dairy food science program promotes safety, quality

The Cornell Dairy Foods Extension certificate program run by the Department of Food Science in CALS helps industry people learn the ins and outs of product safety and quality.