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Nitrogen loss threatens desert plant life, study shows

Cornell researchers have discovered that heat leads to nitrogen loss in desert soils, a finding that may require climate change models to be altered. (Nov. 5, 2009)

Cornell Dining serves up Cornell-grown produce

This fall Cornell is taking the 'local foods' concept to a whole new level by buying corn, potatoes, squash and ornamental gourds directly from Cornell's farms. (Nov. 4, 2009)

Cornell receives nearly $850,000 to improve specialty crops

With the grants, researchers will examine pest and disease management techniques, crop productivity and plant health in New York's specialty crops sector, which generates $1.3 billion annually. (Nov. 2, 2009)

New center to bring CU agricultural innovations to China

A Sept. 24 agreement between Cornell and China will increase Cornell researchers' understanding of real problems in China and help China benefit from Cornell's agricultural expertise. (Oct. 27, 2009)

Student inventions -- artificial tissue networks and a skull base sealer -- honored in competition

Artificial tissues with an embedded vascular system and a skull base sealer were two Cornell student inventions honored as finalists in the 2009 Collegiate Inventors Competition in Chicago, Oct. 18-20. (Oct. 21, 2009)

CALS struts its stuff at New York Farm Days in D.C.

A College of Agriculture and Life Sciences exhibition at New York Farm Days Oct. 7 featured the college's undergraduate teaching programs that prepare leaders for the state's agricultural industries. (Oct. 19, 2009)

Undersecretary of agriculture turns to Cornell as a model of urban extension

To see how research can serve the public in urban and rural areas, the undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture turned to Cornell Cooperative Extension in New York City, Sept. 25. (Sept. 28, 2009)

Fertilizers may not help crops of poorest African farmers

Researchers have linked poverty in sub-Saharan Africa with poor soil health, but two new Cornell studies find that the recommended practice of applying more fertilizer may not help the poorest farmers. (Sept. 24, 2009)

Environmental engineering degree program is accredited

Now students can major in environmental engineering and graduate with an accredited degree in that field, which also qualifies them to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination. (Sept. 14, 2009)