Entomologists seek safer pest management tech for NYS

Specialty crop entomologists from Cornell AgriTech and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program  will use a three-year, $450,000 grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to evaluate alternatives for controlling insect pests that threaten the state’s $1.4 billion specialty crop industry.

Get off my awn: Cornell Weed Team to compete in Ontario

For the students on the Cornell Weed Team, who face endless marijuana wisecracks from nonscientists, competing in the Northeastern Weed Science Society’s tournament in Guelph is no joke.

The missing links: Finding function in lincRNAs

The first comprehensive annotation of long intergenic non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs) in the genomes of four mustard species provides a solid foundation for understanding how these molecules contribute to important traits in agricultural crops,.

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CALS professor turns yogurt byproduct into hard seltzer biz

The brand is a triple threat: it’s an alcoholic beverage with a better nutritional profile, it’s made from material that would otherwise go to waste – and it could eventually act as a model for dairy farmers looking for additional revenue.

Cornell Atkinson awards $1.4 million to new sustainability projects

Cornell Atkinson has awarded seed funding to nine interdisciplinary projects that address a range of sustainability topics.

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Dudley appointed to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health

Mary Jo Dudley, director of the Cornell Farmworker Program (CFP) and senior extension associate in Global Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health.

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Wild tomato genome will benefit domesticated cousins

A team of researchers has assembled a reference genome for Solanum lycopersicoides, a wild relative of the cultivated tomato, and developed web-based tools to help plant researchers and breeders improve the crop.

Timing is everything for weed management

Farmers can tailor their efforts to control weeds more effectively by pinpointing when a particular weed will emerge, according to a new Cornell study.

Researchers consider invisible hurdles in digital ag design

A new study shows how digital ag may be unintentionally creating problems for farmers, and found that enabling farmers to tinker with their own systems and involving them early in the design process could better translate technology from the lab to the field.