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New Cornell institute focuses on invasive species

Cornell, with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, has established the Invasive Species Research Institute to improve invasive species management. (Aug. 7, 2008)

Cornell experts participate in Empire Farm Days, Aug. 5-7

Cornell University will feature more than 600 exhibits on agricultural technology and products at this year's Empire Farm Days, Aug. 5-7, in Seneca Falls, N.Y. (July 25, 2008)

Geneva experiment station helps N.Y. fight plum pox virus

Plant pathologist Marc Fuchs is helping New York state officials fight the plum pox virus by testing all the samples collected in the state. He expects to test more than 100,000 samples this year. (July 21, 2008)

Cornell researchers ponder feasibility of undertaking algae for biofuel research

About 20 Cornell researchers discussed to what extent Cornell should pursue research in the area of using algae for biofuel at a July 16 luncheon sponsored by the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future. (July 21, 2008)

Cornell-initiated course promotes rice expertise for the developing world

The course, held at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, seeks to encourage bright, young scientists to consider careers bridging research with applications in developing nations. (July 17, 2008)

Organic produce, grown within walking distance by students, sold weekly on Ag Quad

Every Tuesday afternoon, organic produce grown on Cornell's Dilmun Hill Student Organic Farm is sold on the Ag Quad. The farm also hosts work parties where volunteers can help farm and buy vegetables. (July 11, 2008)

Clinton praises CU green energy initiative but declines skateboard trial

The senator visited Syracuse's City Hall July 2 for an alternative energy forum featuring exhibits by the Cornell University Renewable Bioenergy Initiative and other sustainable energy projects. (July 3, 2008)

College announces plans for on-campus teaching winery

At the April 2 'Cornell Celebrates New York Wines' gala in New York City, Susan Henry, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, announced plans for a teaching winery at the Cornell Orchards. (April 8, 2008)

Gates Foundation awards Cornell $26.8 million to lead global fight against deadly wheat plague

Cornell has been awarded a $26.8 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to launch the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project, a broad-based global partnership to combat stem rust, a deadly wheat disease that poses a serious threat to global food security. (April 2, 2008)