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Genetic marking discovery could ease plant breeders’ work

Transferring genetic markers in plant breeding is a challenge, but a team of grapevine breeders and scientists at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, has come up with a powerful new method.

Wild tomatoes resist devastating bacterial canker

New research from the lab of Christine Smart in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences shows that wild tomato varieties are less affected by deadly bacterial canker than traditionally cultivated varieties.

Burrow, Felippe named provost’s fellows for public engagement

Faculty members Anthony Burrow and Julia Felippe, Ph.D. ’02, have been appointed provost’s fellows for public engagement, to advance Cornell’s public engagement mission and initiatives around community-engaged learning and research.

Zoo U: Conservation, education drive Cornell-zoo partnership

A 23-year partnership between the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York, and the College of Veterinary Medicine provides care for endangered species while giving veterinarians and students specialized training.

Shelter medicine program takes veterinary care to rural area

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell provided four one-day veterinary wellness clinics in 2019 to pets of low-income residents of Schuyler County, New York, thanks to an Engaged Opportunity Grant from the Office of Engagement Initiatives.

Organic crop practices affect long-term soil health

Prior organic farming practices and plantings can have lasting outcomes for future soil health, weeds and crop yields, according to Cornell research.

Good role models can help dairy farmers reduce antibiotic use

Researchers from Cornell and the University of Wageningen used a social psychology approach to understand how dairy farmers’ views impact how and when they use antibiotics to treat their cows.

'Locally grown' broccoli looks, tastes better to consumers

In tests, consumers in upstate New York were willing to pay more for broccoli grown in New York when they knew where it came from, Cornell researchers found.

Mother, daughter reindeer back on holiday duty after surgeries

A reindeer mother and daughter are ready for duty this holiday season following cataract surgery in late summer at the Cornell University Equine and Nemo Farm Animal Hospital.