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We’ve got the beets: Food consumers may see red, naturally

Cornell food scientists hunting for a stable, natural red food coloring to replace artificial dyes have unlocked a secret: Use beet extract and pair it with a starchy partner.

Catharine Young to lead Center of Excellence at Cornell AgriTech

New York State Sen. Catharine Young, R-57th Dist., has been named director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech.

Roadmap points way to better soil health in New York

The Cornell-led New York Soil Health Initiative has just released its Soil Health Roadmap, which identifies ways farmers and land managers can adopt better soil health practices.

Research explains nature of key plant-fungus interfaces

Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute have discovered the mechanism behind the symbiotic relationship between plants and fungi, which could lead to reduced fertilizer use.

Schumer announces $68.9 million for USDA grape lab at Cornell AgriTech

After years of advocating for funding to improve the infrastructure for grape research, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced Feb. 26 $68.9 million to build a new federal grape genetics research lab at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York.

Michał Matejczuk named a 2019-20 Luce Scholar

Graduate student Michał Matejczuk has been named a Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation and will spend a year working in Asia starting this summer.

Raindrops launch plant spores into the wind, spread fungi

Researcher from Cornell and Virginia Tech have identified the process by which fungus is spread from plant to plant, carrying disease that costs billions annually in lost crops.

Cassava experts gather to champion ‘orphan crop’

Cassava hasn't received the scientific attention of cash crops such as wheat, but the seventh annual meeting of NextGen Cassava hopes to draw attention to the sub-Saharan Africa dietary staple.

Leonard Topoleski, vegetable crop expert, dies at 83

Leonard D. Topoleski, professor emeritus of vegetable crops and horticulture, died Feb. 8 in Sayre, Pennsylvania.