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Robots fitted with ultraviolet light lamps that roam vineyards at night are proving effective at killing powdery mildew, a devastating pathogen for many crops, including grapes.

Innovative plant breeders at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are creating new fruits and vegetables that wow consumers, have longer growing seasons and are more resistant to diseases, insects and weather.

The commercialization of a Cornell-created antimicrobial coating technology that keeps surfaces clean by extending the life of chlorine-based disinfectants – by days and even weeks – is being fast-tracked to determine how well it can combat COVID-19.

Cornell’s Office of Engagement Initiatives celebrated students’ work from this academic year online at the Community Engagement Showcase 2020.

Mary Jo Dudley, an expert in farmworker issues, talks about how the pandemic has underlined the importance of farmworkers, who are crucial to maintaining the country’s food supply.

Students reflected on their learning experiences and future goals in community engagement as they completed a leadership certificate program this spring.

A new study on bees, plants and landscapes in upstate New York sheds light on how bee pathogens spread, offering possible clues for what farmers could do to improve bee health.

Rob Scott, director of Cornell Prison Education Program, has organized 14 New York colleges and universities to provide masks for every person incarcerated in the state – nearly 43,000 people.

Lively Run Goat Dairy of Interlaken, New York, co-owned by Dave Messmer ’17, is doing its part to help those in the region struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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