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Community conservation reserves protect fish diversity in tropical rivers

A collaboration between researchers from Cornell and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found that small, community-based reserves in Thailand’s Salween River Basin are serving as critical refuges for fish diversity in a region whose subsistence fisheries have suffered from decades of overharvesting.

Worm-like, soil-swimming robots to measure crop underworld

A Cornell project funded by two separate three-year grants will develop worm-like, soil-swimming robots to sense and record soil properties, water, the soil microbiome and how roots grow.

Researchers identify genetics behind deadly oat blight

A multi-institution team co-led by a Cornell researcher has identified the genetic mechanisms that enable the production of a deadly toxin called Victorin – the causal agent for Victoria blight of oats, a disease that wiped out oat crops in the U.S. in the 1940s.

Cornell tool connects farmers to Walmart climate goals

Working with Walmart Inc., researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have developed an online greenhouse gas emissions accounting tool, FAST-GHG, to help quantify these emissions in crop production.

Doctoral student contributes to global ocean-predator study

Olivia Graham joined five-dozen scientists on four continents to create a marine biology first: a global map to show where the ocean’s mid-sized predators are most active in a climate-changing world.

Food safety lab grants $2.9M for new global projects

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety has announced $2.9 million in grants for research projects to improve food safety and prevent foodborne illness in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya and Senegal.

Gut check: Teff grain boosts stomach microbiome health

Cornell food scientists confirm that the grain teff helps the stomach and enhances the nutritional value of iron and zinc, according to a new modeling method.

Name that grain: CALS’ barley will boost NYS beer industry

Cornell has developed the first variety of spring malting barley designed to succeed in New York’s wet climate and support the state’s $5 billion craft beer industry. All it needs now is a name.

Hudson Valley lab donates tons of fruit to local food pantries

This fall, Cornell AgriTech's Hudson Valley Research Laboratory donated 47,000 pounds of apples and pears to help the more than 40,000 people in need of food assistance in the Hudson Valley region.