James Lorbeer, onion and vegetable pathologist, dies at 91

James W. Lorbeer, whose research on diseases of onion and other vegetables grown in organic soils aided growers around the world, died Oct. 5, 2023, in Ithaca. A professor emeritus of plant pathology, Lorbeer was 91.

Parthasarathy, innovator in plant imaging and structure, dies at 91

Mandayam Parthasarathy, Ph.D. ’66, whose research shifted fundamental understanding of internal plant structures, died Aug. 7 in Ithaca. A professor emeritus of plant biology, Parthasarathy was 91.

Long Island Sound critical for fishers, families, CCE expert tells Congress

CCE’s Chris Pickerell, M.S. ’93, urged Congress to continue funding environmental programs around the Long Island Sound to preserve the region’s strong ecological integrity and economy.

With ‘Cramp Bites,’ student creates remedy to relieve period pain

An undergrad’s Middle Eastern-flavored snacks that aim to minimize menstrual cramps – and that have been tested in a pilot study on campus – are now on sale through her company, Aunt Flo’s Kitchen.

Report: Warmer planet will trigger increased farm losses

Extreme heat is already harming crop yields, but a new report quantifies just how much that warming is cutting into farmers’ financial security. For every 1 degree Celsius of warming, yields of major crops like corn, soybeans and wheat fall by 16% to 20%, gross farm income falls by 7% and net farm income plummets 66%.

NY’s first dairy farm biochar kiln advances green agriculture

An alumnus-owned farm in Union Springs will become New York’s first commercial dairy to run cow manure through a kiln to make eco-friendly biochar – thanks to Cornell agricultural expertise.

‘Delightful’ yellow tomato to be released in 2024

Phillip Griffiths, a Cornell plant breeder, has developed an unusual tomato – with yellow flesh and an oblong shape that prompted its fans to name it “Yellow Submarine.”

Brian Lanphere to lead Cornell AES’ Musgrave Research Farm

Brian Lanphere has been hired as supervisor of Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, NY.

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Executive seed industry program bolsters research, collaboration

Cornell faculty led professional training for seed industry experts in Asia during a four-day event in India in December.

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