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Wanted by Cornell and USDA researchers: A natural enemy to curb two invasive, poisonous vines

With no known enemies in North America, two types of invasive vines are growing rampant in forests and fields, threatening reforestation, fragile butterfly populations and bird habitats.

Cornell's Drinkwater and Wolf head up federal study on how responses to agricultural pollution target the problem

Laurie Drinkwater of Cornell University is leading a $1.6 million, multi-institution National Science Foundation study to determine the correlation between biogeochemical processes in agriculture pollution and institutional responses to the problem. (December 13, 2005)

Sloppy Slope Jolt, winning ice cream flavor, will perk up sleepy students and remind them of spring's Slope Day

Sloppy Slope Jolt is the winning ice cream flavor in the annual ice cream-making competition in Cornell University's Food Science 101. It references Cornell's Libe slope -- caffeine for studying and the indulgence of Slope Day with brownies, hazelnuts and caramel. (December 06, 2005)

Cornell alumnus investigates TB in cows in Siberia

When Roger Ellis '73, DVM '77, saw that an international volunteer farmer-to-farmer program needed a veterinarian to travel to Siberia to assist with a surprising rise of tuberculosis in dairy cattle, he jumped at the chance. (November 30, 2005)

Biofortified, iron-rich rice improves the nutrition of women, study by Cornell researcher shows for the first time

In the first study to test people who eat foods that have been bred for higher-than-normal concentrations of micronutrients, nutritional sciences professor Jere Haas and colleagues found that the iron status of women who ate iron-rich rice was 20 percent higher than those who ate traditional rice. (November 29, 2005)

Cornell agribusiness conference Dec. 6 explores new wine shipment legislation along with 2007 federal Farm Bill

The impact of new wine shipment legislation, the 2007 Farm Bill and trends in specialty crops are a few of the highlighted topics that will be explored at the annual Agribusiness Economic Outlook Conference Dec. 6 at Cornell University. (November 23, 2005)

Cornell workshop in Geneva connects science with business

A pre-seed workshop at the newly opened Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Geneva, N.Y., gave entrepreneur wanabees some tools to bridge the gap between lab research and a start-up company. (November 23, 2005)

Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park welcomes first tenants as facility is dedicated

A federal agency and four start-up businesses are the first tenants at the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park, in Geneva, N.Y., which was dedicated Nov. 16. (November 16, 2005)

Cornell harvest brings healthy food by the ton to needy dinner tables

This harvest season, families across the Southern Tier have received 81 tons of fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to faculty and staff at Cornell University's Homer C. Thompson Farm in Freeville. (November 15, 2005)