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USDA grants to fund studies of plant viruses, insecticides

Two Cornell research teams, studying crop viruses and insecticides’ physiological effects on insects, have received grants totaling nearly $900,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Crunchy, complex: Cornell releases three new apples

This fall, apple lovers can look forward to three new varieties from the oldest apple breeding program in the U.S. — located at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Dyson course addresses supply-chain failures in pandemic

The pandemic's impact on supply chains and grocery stores inspires a new course taught by and Daniel Hooker ’93, senior lecturer in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

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Alumni-fueled startups pitch clean-energy solutions

This year’s 76West Clean Energy Competition featured three Cornellian-led startups that could potentially generate economic development in the Southern Tier with clean-energy technology.

New research may help revive New York’s fall berry industry

The effectiveness of exclusion netting in protecting New York state's berries from the invasive spotted wing drosophila is documented in new research from Greg Loeb, professor of entomology at Cornell AgriTech.

Cornell to host virtual global wheat conference in October

Scientists will gather virtually Oct. 7-9 for the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative’s virtual technical conference to discuss strategies to safeguard the health of wheat, one of the planet’s most important food sources.

Stewart’s milk is New York’s cream of the crop for 2020

Cornell has awarded Stewart’s Dairy in Saratoga Springs top honors in New York state’s annual fluid milk competition, conducted on behalf of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Cornell’s tasty Smoothie Bites freeze out competitors

Craving a fruit smoothie, but don’t want to haul out the blender? Cornell’s food product development team created Smoothie Bites, which won a national contest.

Researchers help inform cassava breeding worldwide

Scientists in Cornell’s NextGen Cassava project have uncovered new details regarding cassava’s genetic architecture that may help breeders more easily pinpoint traits for one of Africa’s key crops.