Sweet compounds aid water retention in dry soil

Organic material added by plant roots and microbes provide nutritious candy for the soil. Literally. Cellular sugar boosts water and nutrient retention, says new Cornell research.

Cornell's Innovations in Food Systems Forum is June 7

Dig into digital agriculture, comprehend plant breeding biotechnology, and learn out how the microbiome may solve food production problems at an agricultural technology and partnership forum June 7.

Food entrepreneurs innovate, collaborate with Cornell

Food entrepreneurs took part in the panel discussion Advancing Food Entrepreneurship April 28 at the Statler Hotel, part of the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration conference.

Agriculture career day exposes teens to diverse fields

An event for students interested in agriculture was held April 26 and brought together 220 high school students from 17 Finger Lakes-area school districts.

Course teaches hard cider production, from fruit to fermentation

The first of its kind in the country, a new course in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences teaches the full cycle of production, from growing apples to fermenting cider.

Colony density, not hormones, triggers honeybee 'puberty'

New research helps answer a long-standing mystery of how individual honeybees sense the size and strength of their colony, a critical assessment necessary for the bees' reproduction.

CURB enthusiasm: Undergrads show off research at forum

More than 80 students unveiled their scholarly work at the 32nd annual Spring Research Forum hosted April 27 by the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board.

Seed to Supper connects students with the community

Horticulture senior lecturer Marcia Eames-Sheavly's Seed to Supper two-semester course sequence exposes students to a deeper level of community building and engagement.

Cornell students swelter in D.C. to cool a warming Earth

Cornell undergraduates joined 200,000 green advocates to parade down Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue for the Peoples Climate March April 29 – in sultry heat – to advocate for rescuing the world from environmental deterioration.