At Musgrave Research Farm researchers are upping the agriculture game by evaluating plant health from the day the plants come out of the ground. A massive drone and a rover are collecting data, and saving money and a whole lot of time.
Cornell and the Atkinson Center helped organize a workshop, “Helping NYS address its climate goals through thermochemical conversion,” on July 16 to develop opportunities for New York to meet its climate goals.
Cornell and University of Illinois researchers have engineered plants capable of making proteins not native to the plant itself, which opens the door for cheaply making proteins for industrial and medical uses.
Michael Davis, farm manager for the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, Willsboro, has spent years researching the commercial viability of growing and selling Juneberries, Honeyberries and Aronia berries in Northern New York.
When six New York State distilleries decided to establish a unique whiskey style for the region, they relied on the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cornell AgriTech to coax the heirloom rye seeds into fruition.
The Cornell Orchards support research projects, from developing pest and disease resistant fruit, to extending the harvest periods and storage life of crops. Some of the more than 50 apple varieties are also used to supply the Cornell community with fresh local fruit and cider.
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.
A Cornell study of strawberry crops on New York farms tested the effectiveness of wildflower strips for attracting pollinators to crops, with findings that could uncover the plant species most likely to produce optimal results.