Extension summer interns recount helping New York businesses, communities

Twenty-six students shared their experiences of working with Cornell Cooperative Extension this summer.

Satellite data paints a portrait of global plant health

A Cornell researcher is using a NASA satellite to measure photosynthesis in high-resolution at the global scale.

Viability of indoor urban agriculture is focus of research grant

Cornell will lead a project to study how controlled-environment agriculture compares to conventional field agriculture, thanks to a three-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Extension helps New York farmers share harvest with hurricane victims

Cornell Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist Maire Ullrich worked with nonprofit Feeding America to put together a shipment of fruits and vegetables to be trucked to parts of Florida or Texas hit hard by recent hurricanes.

Plant pathologist Roy L. Millar dies at 93

Roy L. Millar, Ph.D. ’55, professor emeritus of plant pathology, died Aug. 18. He was 93.

Branching out to chat cider

Four scientists explained the core of making apples to the Ithaca Commons Pavilion crowd Oct. 1.

Essentials

Syracuse mayor: Local creativity drives national growth

Inventive and innovative medium-size cities have overtaken the federal government as engines of economic growth, according to Syracuse, New York, Mayor Stephanie Miner in a keynote talk at the 2017 Community Development Institute Sept. 28.

Accurate Salmonella test gives veterinarians quick results

A new test developed at Cornell allows accurate, rapid testing for Salmonella, bacteria that represent one of the leading causes of food-borne illness around the world.

Pumpkin prank perpetrator puzzle persists 20 years later

On the brisk autumn morning of Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, Cornell students, faculty and staff strolling by McGraw Tower noted an unusual sight: a large pumpkin impaled on the spire 173 feet up. The question remains: Whodunit?