New study defines spread of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer

North American white-tailed deer – shown in 2021 surveys of five states to have SARS-CoV-2 infection rates of up to 40% – shed and transmit the virus for up to five days once infected, according to a new study.

Ag genetics startup Meiogenix joins McGovern Center

Meiogenix, a next-generation technology startup that helps agricultural crops find their own genetic solutions, via chromosome editing, has joined Cornell’s McGovern Center incubator.

Panel to Spotlight Data Science and Environmental Activism

A public panel on climate justice and data – ranging from communities using inexpensive sensors for environmental monitoring, to collaborative analysis of obscure government records – will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, in G01 Gates Hall.

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Enrollment now open for Summer Session 2022

Students are invited to enroll now for Cornell’s Summer Session where they can earn up to 15 credits. Courses are offered online, on campus and around the world in three-, six- and eight-week sessions between May 31 and August 2, 2022.

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Heat stress for cattle may cost billions by century’s end

Globally, by the end of this century low-income cattle farmers in poor countries may face financial loss between $15 to $40 billion annually, due to looming climate change.

USDA official discusses rural challenges

USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small met with members of the Cornell community to discuss critical challenges facing rural areas such as climate change, food supply chain instability and access to resources.

Earthquake fracture energy relates to how a quake stops

By examining earthquakes in a fresh way, a modeling revelation discovered in the lab by Cornell engineers helps science inch closer to accurate quake forecasts.

New professorship to focus on digital ag, transdisciplinary research

Cornell CALS Professor Emeritus Norman Scott and his wife, Sharon, have endowed a professorship that will support transdisciplinary, innovative research and teaching in food, agriculture and life sciences.

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Gender research points way towards more inclusive agricultural systems

Four new studies explore lessons learned from the first five years of the Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) project.

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