To address a funding imbalance, the Cornell Women’s Grant Fellows Workshop aims to familiarize female assistant professors with the landscape of federal funders, program officers and grant applications, and to teach tips for writing a winning proposal.
Researchers in Michelle Heck’s lab at the Boyce Thompson Institute are working to better understand how plant viruses interact with aphids on a molecular level, which could lead to better pest-control methods.
Cornell plant breeders and geneticists, who’ve played a significant role in the improvement of the potato, are expanding their efforts as they make more wild potato seeds available to breeders around the world.
Grow-NY, announced May 31 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will be one of the largest food and agriculture business competitions in the nation, supporting innovative startups in food production and agriculture.
A common onion pest was wreaking havoc on New York state onion crops, but Brian Nault of Cornell AgriTech developed a science-based strategy that has decreased pesticide use and improved onion quality.
New research from Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Toby Ault and Carlos Carrillo in Environmental Research Letters looks at how heat stress remains the primary climatic driver of lower future agriculture yields under climate change.