Cornell digital ag program integrates with John Deere Operations Center

Ag-Analytics, a cloud-based application that provides digital agriculture analytics, has integrated its technology with the John Deere Operations Center, the manufacturer’s online platform. Cornell is the first university to integrate with the Operations Center.

New study sheds light on mysterious plant compounds

Gaurav Moghe has undertaken characterization of acylsugars, a family of compounds found only in potatoes, tomatoes and peppers, that play an important role in plant self-defense.

Gates grant seeds Cornell Alliance for Science $10M campaign

The Cornell Alliance for Science is launching a “$10M by 2020” campaign, seeded with a $6.4 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

CALS hosts state agricultural tour for Cornell senior leadership

Thirty-five members of Cornell’s academic and administrative leadership got an up-close look at the agriculture industry’s impact on the New York state economy – and the significant role played by Cornell – during a daylong tour across upstate dairy country.

Nathan Peck Sr., professor emeritus of plant and soil science, dies at 94

Nathan Hiram Peck Sr. ’51, Ph.D. ’56, professor emeritus of plant and soil science, died Aug. 24 at the Geneva Living Center North in Geneva, New York. He was 94.

Schumer announces $400,000 federal grant to fight potato pest

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced a commitment of $400,000 to the Federal Golden Nematode Laboratory at Cornell Sept. 1. The lab is the "front line of defense" against pests that pose a threat to New York’s $65 million potato industry.

At 107 years old, Olaf Larson keeps longevity a ‘secret’

At 107 years old, Olaf Larson is Cornell’s oldest living faculty member. When asked to explain his longevity, the professor emeritus of rural sociology quipped: “That’s a secret.” And then he laughed.

Cornell-led project to improve grapes gets big boost

A Cornell-led project that uses genomic technology to create varieties that are more flavorful and sustainable has been renewed with a $6.5M USDA grant.

Cornell maps Ithaca's sustainable campus

Keep up with campus sustainability by consulting Cornell’s new online Sustainable Campus and Community Map.

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