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Cornell celebrates long-standing collaboration with India-based management company

Cornell honored its 15-year collaboration with India-based Sathguru Management Consultants and the 10th anniversary of the Cornell-Sathguru Agribusiness Management Program June 25. (June 30, 2009)

Three USDA labs on Cornell campuses to receive $925,000 for upgrades

Three USDA labs at Cornell - the Holley Center for Agriculture and Health in Ithaca and the Plant Genetic Resources Unit and Grape Genetics Research Unit in Geneva - will share $925,000 for upgrades. (June 30, 2009)

Gardens sow common ground for military families to cope with deployment stress

Cornell is helping the military plant Defiant Gardens to give military families a way to connect with each other, with civilians and with their deployed parent or spouse. (June 24, 2009)

World use of fertilizer varies wildly and threatens environment, says professor

In a Science policy forum piece, co-author Laurie Drinkwater says that fertilizer is often used way too much or too little across the world, and both extremes have substantial human and environmental costs. (June 19, 2009)

Emeritus professor helps farmers in Malawi

Hugh Price recently returned from a CNFA Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer assignment to Malawi, where he worked with farmers, exporters and entrepreneurs to assess the country's horticulture industry. (June 19, 2009)

Online tool helps N.Y. grape growers pick vineyard sites

The Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences New York State Agricultural Experiment Station has launched a new Web tool to help state grape growers identify prime grape-growing locations.

Iowa farmer turns to engineering students for (hypothetical) help reclaiming valuable topsoil

For their 2008-09 master of engineering project, four operations research students set out to optimize the redistribution of topsoil over a farm in Iowa. (June 3, 2009)

Meeting developing-world challenges requires large-scale vision, vice provost tells conference

Creating community partnerships and developing new techniques to share information are key ways that Cornell and other U.S. universities can help developing countries, says Vice Provost Alice Pell. (May 28, 2009)

$1 million will enable study of raising cows on organic dairy farms

Do dairy cows raised on organic farms produce different amounts of milk or suffer from less disease? A $1 million grant from the USDA will study 300 dairy farms - of which 200 meet organic standards. (May 11, 2009)