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Community-based Seed System Initiative thrives in Nepal

The Seed System Initiative, implemented by Cornell’s Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project in 2017-18, benefits wheat farmers in Nepal.

Cheesemakers savor Cornell’s dairy incubator expertise

Cornell’s dairy business incubator provides long-term support and develops companies’ expertise in cheese marketing, dairy processing and building markets.

Cornell Botanic Gardens’ plants available online

Visitors can bring Cornell Botanic Gardens plants to their own garden spaces through a new online store.

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NSF funds fruit and vegetable preservation tech startup

Startup Farther Farms received a $225,000 NSF grant to research extending the shelf life of fruits and vegetables without chemicals, preservatives, refrigeration or freezing.

NYS cherry growers could harvest sweet profits with tall greenhouses

Growers looking to mitigate weather risks, like excessive summer rain that ruins fruit, could profit by using high tunnels, according to new research from the Dyson School.

Bt eggplant improving lives in Bangladesh

Bt eggplant, or brinjal as it’s known in Bangladesh, is the first genetically engineered food crop to be successfully introduced in South Asia.

Rice survives long-term floods due to newly discovered genetic mechanism

A team of Cornell and Japanese researchers has discovered a new genetic mechanism that allows certain rice plants to survive monthslong floods.

Dairy barn implements poop-to-power system

Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn has installed a system that separates manure from sand bedding that is healthier for cows and creates muck perfect for making electricity.

Partnership to assess pollinator-friendly solar farms

Entomologist Scott McArt is partnering with a leading national solar developer on a groundbreaking study to determine the local benefits of wildflower plantings on solar sites in central New York and the Hudson Valley.