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Maize findings could lead to vigorous new varieties and insights into human genetics

Two new large-scale studies report major discoveries in maize genetics that could revolutionize maize breeding and may help researchers better predict complex traits in humans. (Aug. 6, 2009)

Inaugural class of Indian agriculture students hopes to take food and plant breeding expertise home

The inaugural class of new Master of Professional Studies programs in plant breeding and food science arrived at Cornell's Ithaca campus from India's Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in early June. (July 27, 2009)

A half-century later, Cornell revisits a small Andean village

More than 50 years ago, a Cornell mission to a small village in Peru made profound changes, some good, some bad. Today, Cornell may help the community again. (July 23, 2009)

Cornell receives more than $5.5 million from USDA for Bangladesh project

Cornell has been selected to lead a $5.5 million-plus project in Bangladesh as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food for Progress program to provide international assistance in 2009. (July 13, 2009)

Cornell Cooperative Extension to hold public sessions on Marcellus Shale exploration

Cornell Cooperative Extension will host public meetings across New York's Southern Tier in July and August to educate residents about the development of natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale. (July 9, 2009)

'Lab on a chip' to give growers real-time glimpse into water stress in plants

Embedded microsensors being developed at Cornell will measure water stress in grapevines and will help vintners strike the precise balance between drought and overwatering. (July 6, 2009)

Disease that caused Irish potato famine is devastating tomatoes, potatoes this year

Gardeners beware: This year in the eastern U.S., late blight is killing tomato and potato plants earlier than ever before, and basil downy mildew is affecting plants in gardens and on commercial farms. (July 1, 2009)

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)