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Cross-class collaboration combines cloud computing with ag

In a new collaboration, students from Dairy Herd Management teamed up with students in Topics in Cloud Computing to learn how to work together to develop the kinds of digital tools that could reshape farming.

Scientists unearth green treasure – albeit rusty – in the soil

Cornell engineers may have found an environmental treasure trove – rusty though it may be – buried in the soil beneath farmers’ feet.

Wolfe offers ag fixes to ‘complex, severe’ climate change

David Wolfe, professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science, told a congressional committee in a hearing on agricultural resiliency that climate change impacts have been more complex and severe than scientists had forecast three decades ago.

Awards fund innovations in digital agriculture

Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new Research Innovation Fund.

Empire apple breeder Roger Way dies at 100

Roger Way, Ph.D. ’53, professor emeritus of pomology and world-renowned apple breeder, died June 2 in State College, Pennsylvania. He was 100 years old.

Grant writing course for female faculty tackles funding gap

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.

Scientists discover key plant virus-insect virus interaction

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.

CALS youth development program supports NYS dairy industry

June is National Dairy Month, and Cornell PRO-DAIRY's Junior DAIRY LEADER program has built enthusiasm for the industry for 20 years through personal and professional leadership development.

Cornell improves global access to potato breeding material

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.