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3D growth allowed plants to move from water to land

An international team of researchers has uncovered the genetic underpinnings that allowed for 3D growth in land plants.

Microscopic beads help harvest heparin

Cornell scientists have created microscopic beads that efficiently recover heparin, an ingredient used as a pharmaceutical blood thinner, from agricultural animals.

Golf turf expert wins posthumous award for NY impact

Bob Portmess, MPS ’08, who died in 2016 at age 60, earned a posthumous Excellence in IPM Award from New York State Integrated Pest Management Aug. 10.

American literature scholar kicks off Botanic Gardens’ lecture series Aug. 29

Cornell historian George Hutchinson will deliver the 2018 William and Jane Torrence Harder Lecture Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m. in Call Auditorium.

President Pollack touts agricultural innovation at Cornell AgriTech

President Martha E. Pollack toured Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, Aug. 13.

Small dogs aim high

According to new research from Cornell, smaller dogs angle their legs higher when they urinate, possibly to exaggerate their body size. Or perhaps not.

Joseph Sieczka, potato specialist, dies at 79

Joseph Sieczka, professor emeritus of horticulture, an expert on potatoes, died July 29 at his home in Mattituck, New York. He was 79. 

NSF awards BTI $1M to study plant-bacteria symbiosis

The NSF has awarded a $1.1 million grant to the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute to unlock the scientific complexities between nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria and its alliance with plants.

GMO eggplant crop expands in Bangladesh

Farmers are rapidly adopting Bt eggplant brinjal in Bangladesh, resulting in reduced pesticide use and higher incomes, according to a new paper.