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NYS IPM Program hires Field Crops and Livestock Coordinator

Jul 12, 2018
The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program is pleased to announce the arrival of its new Field Crops and Livestock IPM Coordinator, Jaime Cummings.  Cummings’ background is in Plant Pathology, most recently with Cornell’s Field Crops Pathology program. Read more

LHB Conservatory a popular reunion destination

Jun 15, 2018
Over fifty alumni stopped by the plant science alumni gathering and Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory open house, held on Saturday, June 9 as part of Cornell’s 2018 reunion weekend. The conservatory tours given by Karl Niklas, Ed Cobb, Patty Chan, and others.  Refreshments were provided and historical photos were on display in Plant Science G22. Read more

Marketing plan to harvest: New malting barley production guide provides growers the information they need

May 25, 2018
Need tips on variety choice? Wondering how to maximize yield? Answers to these questions and more can be found in Malting Barley: Keys to Successful Production in New York State, a new publication from the Cornell Malting Barley Education Program Team and CCE Harvest New York.  Produced with financial support from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Cornell's School of Integrative Plant Science, and others, the publication provides growers with the information they need to produce this in-demand crop. Read more

Smith discusses the science and politics of genetic engineering and product labeling

May 23, 2018
Margaret Smith, in the SIPS Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, answered questions about the science of genetic engineering and complex politics of food labeling with WNPR's "Where We Live".  Topics discussed range from mechanistic aspects of glyphosate resistant and Bt containing crops, the impacts of industrial agriculture on agro-ecosystems, and the distinction between labeling for process versus content. Read more

PPPMB grad student Morgan Carter advocates for science

May 4, 2018
Morgan Carter, graduate student in the SIPS Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section is taking on challenge of educating policy makers by learning strategies and skills for science advocacy. Along with three other Cornell students, Carter attended the  spring 2018 “Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering” (CASE) program sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) where speakers discussed science policy, career paths in advocacy, and strategies for effective engagement. Read more