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Drone capturing video of corn field at Musgrave Research Farm

Plant breeder taps latest technology to feed the world

Oct 31, 2018

Mike Gore, Ph.D. '09, professor of plant breeding and genetics, is working on a more efficient way to develop crops that produce higher yields and better nutrition profiles as the world's population grows.

New online tool shows climate change in your backyard

Oct 24, 2018

Climate change hits home. A warming world affects the Northeast region, and to demonstrate, the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions has developed a new online tool: Climate Change in Your County.

Chris Barrett

Harnessing machine learning and big data to fight hunger

Oct 22, 2018

A group of Cornell researchers has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to use machine learning to rapidly analyze agricultural and food market conditions, aiming to better predict poverty and undernutrition in some of the world’s poorest regions.

A diverse array of Andropogoneae tribe grasses

Grass genes tapped to breed better crops

Oct 18, 2018

Cornell researchers will tap into genetic information found in more than 700 species of related grasses to improve maize and sorghum, thanks to a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

One of Cornell's greenhouses, flooded by pink growing lights

Growing the world's food in greenhouses

Oct 4, 2018

Can greenhouse crop production become efficient enough to produce food for the masses? Neil Mattson and his research team are tackling the challenges.