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Cornell helps develop robotic tractor and sprayer with shared $3.9 million grant

Andrew Landers, a pesticide application engineer at NYSAES, is part of a $3.9 million USDA-funded project to develop, test and evaluate a fleet of autonomous tractors designed for precision agriculture applications. (Feb. 3, 2009)

Cornell signs grape research and licensing venture with Sun World International

Cornell and Sun World operate two of the world's leading fresh grape breeding programs. The venture aims to combine their research strengths to develop improved varieties for grape growers, both here and abroad. (Jan. 23, 2009)

Students help Botswana firm that markets wild-food products and helps locals

Over winter break, a Cornell team went to Botswana to help a fledgling natural-food products company that produces snacks from plants in the wild while benefiting local communities. (Jan. 14, 2009)

A food scare by terrorists could 'substantially' affect consumers and markets

In a study, when people at a buffet learned that the chicken being served might be tainted by bird flu, they ate less of it. But they ate even less when they were told that terrorism was behind the flu threat. (Jan. 14, 2009)

Cornell technology makes biogas greener

Cornell scientists have invented a new method that uses manure and other farm byproducts to remove a toxic substance from biogas, a renewable energy source derived from animal waste. (Dec. 4, 2008)

High tunnels yield healthier, prettier produce and enable longer growing seasons

Fred Forsburg's tomatoes are perfect and blemish free - tough to do in a certified organic operation where no pesticides, herbicides or fungicides are used. The secret? He grows all his tomatoes in high tunnels. (Dec. 2, 2008)

Agribusiness Economic Outlook Conference <br />slated for Dec. 9

Hosted by the Department of Applied Economics and Management, the annual conference takes a look at next year's financial prospects for agriculture and agricultural products. (Nov. 19, 2008)

Einaudi Center funds research on food crisis, World Trade Organization, biofuels and more

Proposal topics include WTO disciplines and biofuels; the process of social displacement and militarization; and the world food crisis as a lens on global development. (Nov. 10, 2008)

Soil scientists Cherney, Cox and Hobbs receive awards

Soil scientists Jerome H. Cherney, William J. Cox and Peter R. Hobbs have received awards from the American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America. (Nov. 10, 2008)