A Cornell doctoral student is deploying new satellite technology that may be used for space research in the future and help New York farmers make more informed decisions today about growing crops and caring for animals.
The Eastern Broccoli Project began in 2010 with the goal of growing a $100 million broccoli industry in the Eastern U.S. in 10 years. With two remaining years of funding, Cornell researchers say they are on schedule to meet their goal.
Cornell will lead a new global crop improvement research program to advance plant breeding tools, technologies and methods aimed at delivering staple crops that can increase yields, enhance nutrition and show greater resistance to pests and diseases.
The Department of Entomology on Oct. 19 will host Insectapalooza, an annual extravaganza that aims to take the “creepy” out of “creepy-crawly.” This year’s event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stocking Hall – and it’s free.
Biodegradable plastics, drone-powered pollination and revolutionary indoor farming techniques are just a few of the innovations that will be on display at the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit, Nov. 12-13 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.