Research by Ph.D. student Sergio Puerto involved recruiting farmers as citizen-scientists to grow and assess seeds under a far greater diversity of conditions than would be possible for plant breeders to do alone.
Microbes are by far the most important factor in determining how much carbon is stored in the soil, according to a new study with implications for mitigating climate change and improving soil health for agriculture and food production.
Christine Smart, a crop pathologist known for her leadership in protecting the health of specialty crops across New York state, has been appointed the Goichman Family Director of Cornell AgriTech, effective Oct. 1.
Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement has been named a key partner in establishing a Regional Food Business Center to help farmers and food businesses access new markets and available federal, state and local resources.
Doctoral candidates Julia Nolte and Ewan Robinson are the 2022-23 recipients of the Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. The award recognizes two outstanding graduate teaching assistants (TAs), one domestic and one international, who have clearly demonstrated dedication and excellence in their teaching responsibilities.
The Active Learning Initiative has awarded three-year postdoctoral fellowships to three departments at Cornell. The fellows will work closely with department faculty to facilitate improvements in student learning by helping faculty research, develop, and implement new teaching materials and approaches.
Cornell CALS’ Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) is collaborating with research institutions and dairy farms across the U.S. to help the dairy industry move toward greenhouse gas reductions while improving soil health and climate resiliency of forage production.