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Red apples on a tree

$4.8M grant helps optimize apple yields with digital ag

Nov 10, 2020

A Cornell-led, multi-institution, interdisciplinary team seeks to use computer vision, automation and robotics to optimize per-tree apple production, which is currently a highly manual and imprecise process.

Rendering of a corona virus

Project to optimize food plant worker safety, product supply

Oct 26, 2020

A Cornell-led project will use computer modeling and outreach to find optimal strategies to minimize COVID-19 cases and transmission among workers in food processing facilities, while maintaining the best possible production.

Robot on wheels driving through a corn field

Aimee Schulz: In the field with a phenotyping robot

Sep 21, 2020

Aimee Schulz' research in the Buckler Lab for Maize Genetics and Diversity examines the plant’s competitive ability. With the help of a phenotyping robot, she is able to collect data of 6,000+ plants in under half an hour! Watch video

Hands holding eggplant seeds

New app a lifeline for eggplant farmers in Bangladesh

Sep 16, 2020

A new app co-developed by Cornell researchers is expected to streamline information-sharing, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, for farmers in Bangladesh growing genetically engineered eggplant.

Cornell’s 2nd annual Digital Agriculture Hackathon drew more than 150 students, who worked together to brainstorm solutions for some of the world’s most pressing problems

Students swap skills to seek solutions at digital ag hackathon

Mar 6, 2020

Students in fields ranging from computer science and engineering to business, agriculture and animal science convened at the second Digital Agriculture Hackathon, Feb. 28-March 1, with a shared purpose: to combine their disparate skills to brainstorm ways to make the world a better place.