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NYS cherry growers could harvest sweet profits with tall greenhouses

Growers looking to mitigate weather risks, like excessive summer rain that ruins fruit, could profit by using high tunnels, according to new research from the Dyson School.

Bt eggplant improving lives in Bangladesh

Bt eggplant, or brinjal as it’s known in Bangladesh, is the first genetically engineered food crop to be successfully introduced in South Asia.

Rice survives long-term floods due to newly discovered genetic mechanism

A team of Cornell and Japanese researchers has discovered a new genetic mechanism that allows certain rice plants to survive monthslong floods.

Dairy barn implements poop-to-power system

Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn has installed a system that separates manure from sand bedding that is healthier for cows and creates muck perfect for making electricity.

Partnership to assess pollinator-friendly solar farms

Entomologist Scott McArt is partnering with a leading national solar developer on a groundbreaking study to determine the local benefits of wildflower plantings on solar sites in central New York and the Hudson Valley.

Atkinson's Academic Venture Fund awards $1.5M to 12 projects

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s Academic Venture Fund has awarded $1.5 million to a range of projects that will provide sustainable solutions around the world, from the Finger Lakes to the Pamir Mountains in Central Asia.

NY high schoolers dig into food security issues

New York state high school students came to campus June 29 for the New York Youth Institute, an ambitious program that aims to build a core of young leaders to battle hunger around the world.

$900K USDA grant will further study of food physics and manufacturing

Ashim Datta, professor in biological and environmental engineering, has secured a $905,000 grant from the USDA to deepen his study of the physics of food processing.

Fern’s sequenced genome holds environmental promise

A tiny fern may provide global impact for sinking atmospheric carbon dioxide and fixing nitrogen in agriculture, as its genome was sequenced by a Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell scientist.