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Discovery could mitigate fertilizer pollution in waterways

A discovery by Boyce Thompson Institute scientists could help farmers improve phosphate capture, potentially reducing the environmental harm associated with fertilization.

Deployment of plant genes critical to safeguarding wheat

To safeguard the world’s wheat crops, disease-resistance genes must be deployed in an informed way, according to Maricelis Acevedo, adjunct professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

CALS strengthens NYC connections with new grant projects

Three collaborative New York City-based projects, designed to inspire cross-campus research partnerships, have been awarded grant funding totaling approximately $500,000 from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Murray’s Stockinghall cheese tops national competition

Murray’s Stockinghall cheese – a bright, lemony, cloth-bound cheddar named for Cornell’s Stocking Hall – won best in show at the 36th American Cheese Society competition.

Global partnership plots path forward for Egyptian agriculture

An Egyptian delegation that included that country’s minister of agriculture gathered on campus in early August as part of the Cornell-led Center of Excellence for Agriculture in Egypt.

Atmospheric winds carry nutrients from Africa to Amazon

Buoyed by an atmospheric “superhighway,” smoke from lightning-sparked African savanna and forest fires deposit unexpectedly large amounts of nutrient-rich phosphorus in a river basin an ocean away.

Gender-equality champion wins Borlaug award for ag research

Hale Ann Tufan, adjunct assistant professor in CALS and a leading advocate for gender equality as a central tenet of crop improvement, has won the 2019 Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application.

Cornell partners with Purdue on global food safety

Cornell is teaming with Purdue University to establish the first Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, which aims to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food insecurity.

Startup works with Cornell AgriTech on mushroom burger

Leep Foods, an upstate New York producer of specialty mushrooms, is working with the Center of Excellence at Cornell AgriTech to develop a blended burger using mushrooms and grass-fed beef.