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Hemp Summit looks at New York's next big cash crop

The first-ever Industrial Hemp Summit on April 18 at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences looked at industrial hemp as a lucrative addition to New York agriculture.

New technique IDs micropollutants in New York waterways

Cornell engineers hope that clean water runs deep. They have developed a new way to test for more micropollutants in lakes and rivers that vastly outperforms conventional methods.

Gift expands Plantations' old-growth forest preserve

Emeritus food science professor David K. Bandler donated 17.43 acres to Cornell Plantations' Fischer Old-Growth Forest Natural Area in the Town of Newfield. The preserve protects nearly 60 acres.

New maple water drink has untapped potential

With help from Cornell, a new beverage is making its way into stores beginning this April: It is called Vertical Water, and it's the sweet water sap that makes its way up maple trees from the soil.

Farmers and food banks team up to feed the hungry

Collaborators on the Cornell Gleaning Project are discovering ways to help farmers efficiently harness the leftover crops that they don't sell to donate to food banks.

New York could reap $80M more a year in maple production

New York state could grow its $12 million maple industry into a $92 million enterprise if more maple trees were tapped, says Michael Farrell, director of Cornell's Uihlein maple center in Lake Placid.

CU begins 'new era' in grape research in Lake Erie region

The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station will move its grape research laboratory from Fredonia to Portland, N.Y., onto recently purchased land, with more than $5 million of state funding.

Discover your inner green thumb at Cornell Gardening Day in Canandaigua, N.Y., March 27

Cornell Gardening Day will be held Saturday, March 27, at Canandaigua Middle School, Canandaigua, N.Y. The event, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., is organized by Cornell's Department of Horticulture and the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

New York farmers brace for an invasion of the swede midge, a little fly that could cause extensive crop damage

A tiny, voracious fly called the swede midge, which already has eaten its way across eastern Canada's cabbage and broccoli fields, now is threatening to descend on crops in states along the northern U.S. border. On Feb. 11 an educational session on the swede midge will be held for registered growers at the 2003 New York State Vegetable Conference in Liverpool, N.Y