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NYS growers harvest Cornell expertise at Expo

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Jan 26, 2017
More than 800 attended the 2017 Empire State Producers Expo, held Jan. 17-19 in Syracuse, New York. Co-hosted by the New York State Vegetable Growers Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE), the event featured Cornell scientists, CCE educators and experts from across the country presenting on topics including weed, wildlife and pest management; food safety; best growing practices; and business development tactics. Read more

NextGen Cassava project featured in Gates Notes

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Jan 20, 2017
In his January 9th blog post "5 Reasons I’m Optimistic About Africa" Bill Gates cited development of cassava hybrids by NextGen Cassava as one of his reasons for optimism.  NextGen is led by Cornell's International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in collaboration with several African breeding centers, BTI, and US government agencies, with support from the Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development.
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Farming the sun at Musgrave Research Farm

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Jan 12, 2017
Two solar farms went live Dec. 30 at the Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station at Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, New York. The combined Musgrave East and Musgrave West facilities, each with 9,044 photovoltaic panels, will produce about 6.5 million kilowatt hours annually, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 1,220 metric tons. Read more

Cornell's apple breeding program celebrated

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Oct 31, 2016
For many Central New Yorkers, autumn brings out those apple products that Upstate is known for. Locals may have their favorite kinds of apples that are found in orchards, but what many don’t know is that Cornell University has released 65 varieties of the fruit.
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Tech brings value to vineyards

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Oct 29, 2016
Each morning, the same question greets Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory Director and SIPS Section of Horticulture member, Terry Bates from his office white board: What are you doing for the grape growers? This summer, the answer has come easily. He’s systematically taking the guesswork out of managing vineyards, with help from a fleet of sensors that see the vineyard more clearly than the human eye.   Read more

SIPS Director candidates to interview in November

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Oct 29, 2016
The SIPS Director Search Committee is pleased to announce that three excellent candidates have been identified for the position of Director for the School of Integrative Plant Science. Sally MacKenzie, Rob Last, and Gail Taylor will be interviewing on campus in the coming weeks to present seminars, speak with SIPS members, and participate in town hall meetings Read more

Gore heralded as gene-splicing biofortifier

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Oct 29, 2016
"For individual human happiness to be achievable, a certain level of health is necessary. For too many, their food doesn't meet basic requirements," says Gore, faculty in the SIPS Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics. "Now we are pushing science to improve the nutrition we get from our food in a way that will impact billions of lives for the better." Read more

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