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Cloning high sugar maple trees holds potential for increased productivity

Feb 22, 2018
Keith Perry, faculty member in the SIPS Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, reports successful cloning of high sugar maple trees. Conducted in collaboration with Joe Orefice, director of the Cornell Uilhein Maple Research Forest, and funded by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program, the long-term goal of this research is to produce rooted “sweet tree” clones that maple producers can plant to enhance their sugarmaking operations. Read more

Beautiful botanicals on display through March 31

Feb 20, 2018
A new exhibition now on display in Albert R. Mann Library, “A Sweep of Light: Scanner Photography and the Art of Horticulture,” shows the intricate beauty of plants in images by contributing artists and students. Read more

'Microbial sunrise' ranks high in Nikon's Small World Photo Competition

Jan 5, 2018
A photo taken by Tracy Scott while working in the Milgroom program (Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section) was awarded 20th place in Nikon's 2017 Photomicrography Competition. The photo features conidiophores of Aspergillus flavus and a colony of yeast, and was taken using an iPhone through a compound microscope at 400x magnification. Scott called it “Microbial Sunrise” and it is her first entry to the contest. Read more
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Perfect pairing - hows CALS research has transformed the wine industry

Dec 4, 2017
For decades, our researchers have been transforming how grapes are bred and grown as well as how wine is crafted. That work continues today as we address the unique challenges and issues of our time—from managing pests and disease in a changing climate to exploring the science of taste in a world of rapid technological advancement. Read more

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