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Symposium Showcases NYSAES Science June 23

Jun 7, 2017
Student research symposium aims to launch student-driven interdisciplinary collaboration. The entire Cornell community as well as local and regional growers and other NYSAES stakeholders are encouraged to attend. Read more

New Consortium to Reduce Greenhouse Energy Use

Jun 5, 2017
The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium is advancing LED light engineering, plant photobiology, carbon dioxide enrichment and systems control to create intelligent systems that can dramatically reduce the energy cost and carbon footprint of horticultural lighting. Read more

Upper Big Branch Mine conviction spurs SIPS grad student's letter campaign

May 11, 2017
Following the conviction of Don Blankenship for his role in the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion, Ann Bybee-Finley, grad student in the SIPS Section of Soil and Crop Sciences and West Virginia native, organized a year-long letter writing campaign to the former Massey Energy CEO.  Bybee-Finley is motivated by concerns over soil and watershed contamination as well as fundamental issues of sustainable resource use and social justice. Details of the campaign are described in an LA Times article. Read more

Agriculture career day exposes teens to diverse fields

May 5, 2017
Helping area high school students navigate ag-related vocational opportunities was the goal of the 2017 Building the Agricultural Intellect of the Finger Lakes Youth Career Day

Cassava is Genetically Decaying, Putting Staple Crop at Risk

Apr 27, 2017
A team at Cornell used genomic analysis of cassava varieties and wild relatives to reveal that mutations have corroded the cassava genome, producing many dysfunctional versions of genes and putting at risk a crop crucial to the survival of one-tenth of the world’s population. Read more

Mattson and Whitlow discuss urban agriculture in PeriodiCALS

Apr 21, 2017
Neil Mattson and Tom whitlow of SIPS Section fo Horticulture have set their sights on such urban innovations. With varied areas of focus, from climate change to food and social injustice to human health, they and other CALS faculty agree that challenges related to these issues can be traced to the severe lack of space in increasingly population-dense cities. Read more