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Undergrad’s blogs, tweets stay ahead of storms

For Cornellians who watch storms, or use Twitter and read blogs, follow Jacob Feuerstein ’23. He can talk tempests before they exist.

To sustainably harness cow manure’s usefulness, fire it up

Cow manure – a longtime agricultural waste headache for dairy farmers – soon may ignite a new sustainable fertilizing trend.

CALS offers new minor in sustainable agricultural and food systems

Starting this fall, students across Cornell can choose a new minor in sustainable agricultural and food systems that is designed to help them understand the broad role of ag and food systems in feeding humans and impacting the natural environment.

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NextGen Cassava director earns Nigeria agriculture prize

Chiedozie Egesi, center, accepts the Achiever in Agriculture Award at the Feed Nigeria Summit in Abuja, Nigeria on Aug. 24. 

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Scientists take step to improve crops’ photosynthesis, yields

A new Cornell-led study describes a significant step toward improving photosynthesis and increasing yields by putting elements from cyanobacteria into crop plants.

Facial recognition AI helps save multibillion dollar grape crop

A radical collaboration between a biologist and an engineer is supercharging efforts to protect grape crops, and the technology they’ve developed will soon be available to researchers nationwide.

Sarah Evanega Joins BTI Faculty

Boyce Thompson Institute welcomes Professor Sarah Evanega as the newest member of their faculty. Sarah is a science communicator whose research and outreach efforts focus on the nexus of plant science and society, and strive to ensure that plant science has positive impacts on agriculture, the environment and human health.

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Food scientists create national atlas for deadly listeria

The pathogen listeria soon may become easier to track down in food recalls, thanks to a new genomic and geological mapping tool created by Cornell food scientists.

New Cornell sugarhouse sweetens NY’s maple industry

The Cornell Maple Program has opened an advanced, New York state-funded maple research laboratory, an upgrade that will enable research on making high-quality syrup, and new and existing maple products – all at commercial scales.