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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) speaks at Cornell Aug. 29. At left are Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of CALS, and Joel M. Malina, vice president for university relations.

Sen. Gillibrand touts funds for climate-smart farming

Aug 31, 2022

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, visited Cornell Aug. 29 to champion agricultural conservation and climate-smart farming provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act and highlight related research and extension efforts in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Man in a field of weeds

Timing is everything for weed management

Jun 22, 2022

Farmers can tailor their efforts to control weeds more effectively by pinpointing when a particular weed will emerge, according to a new Cornell study.

Gloire Rubambiza installs moisture sensors at the Cornell Orchards

Researchers consider invisible hurdles in digital ag design

Jun 22, 2022

A new study shows how digital ag may be unintentionally creating problems for farmers, and found that enabling farmers to tinker with their own systems and involving them early in the design process could better translate technology from the lab to the field.

Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Houlton: Invest in ag research to fight climate change

Jun 17, 2022

Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, testified June 15 to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on the role of climate research in supporting agricultural resiliency.

$1M USDA grant supports digital agriculture integration

Apr 20, 2022

A $1 million grant supports a project to integrate and analyze agricultural data from aerial drones, ground robots, satellites and mobile apps, to benefit crop breeders, farmers and consumers. Field research for this project is conducted at Cornell AES' Musgrave Research Farm.

A state-of-the-art evaporator for cooking sap at the Cornell maple program facility

New Cornell sugarhouse sweetens NY’s maple industry

Jul 31, 2021

The Cornell Maple Program has opened an advanced, New York state-funded maple research laboratory, an upgrade that will enable research on making high-quality syrup, and new and existing maple products – all at commercial scales.

The new solar thermal system on the roof of Guterman Lab

Sustainability efforts shine with new solar collectors

Apr 1, 2021

A new solar collector array atop Guterman Research Center is one of several sustainability projects that are continuing apace despite the many interruptions made by COVID-19 to campus life. “This project also specifically helps Cornell AES meet some of our unit sustainability goals by piloting new agricultural technologies that could benefit New York farmers,” said Rhoda Maurer. 

Elderberry shrub with berries

New elderberry trials added to research on "super fruits"

Feb 12, 2021

This spring, Cornell's Willsboro Research Farm will add elderberry trials to their research on “super fruits,” which includes already-established plots of juneberry, aronia, and honeyberry. These highly nutritious berries provide a great opportunity for American growers.