Deer browsing poses an increasing threat to healthy and productive forests in the northeast. Natural barriers known as “Slash Walls” utilize low-value logging residues to protect regenerating forest areas from deer for a decade or more, while the young trees grow beyond their reach. Watch video.
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.
Organic crop farmers in the Northeast and Upper Midwest are facing an increasing number of challenges related to climate change and invasive pests, but a $2 million grant from the USDA will help them find sustainable solutions.
This year, with many people struggling due to COVID-19, Cornell faculty, staff and students facilitated the donation of more than 37 tons of food from farms run by Cornell AES to feed families in need.
Cornell University is part of a multidisciplinary, multi-institution research team that earned the National Excellence in Multistate Research Award. The project conducts research on the most pressing demographic, economic, social, and environmental challenges faced by rural communities in the U.S.
An offspring of Cornell’s famed titan arum “Wee Stinky” blooms at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio. The plant, grown from seed and cared for by Cornell AES greenhouse grower Paul Cooper until it was gifted to the Franklin Park Conservatory in 2016, is Wee Stinky’s first progeny bloom.
Scientists have engineered a key plant enzyme and introduced it in Escherichia coli bacteria in order to create an optimal experimental environment for studying how to speed up photosynthesis, a holy grail for improving crop yields.
New York agriculture has the capacity to mitigate its own greenhouse gas emissions, two Cornell researchers say in a state-funded report commissioned by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
For their work addressing causes and consequences of demographic change in rural America, a team of Cornell sociologists and other rural scholars have earned the Excellence in Multistate Research Award.
Innovative plant breeders at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are creating new fruits and vegetables that wow consumers, have longer growing seasons and are more resistant to diseases, insects and weather.
The second Grow-NY food and agriculture business competition is going on as planned, with new safety practices in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers and state officials said May 14 during a virtual briefing.
A week before Cornell's campus shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of an engineering student group converted a diesel tractor from the Cornell AES fleet into a clean, green farming machine.
Teddy Matel ’22, a plant sciences major, has been a farmer at Dilmun Hill Student Farm for a year and a half. In my first minute on the farm, I have already been introduced to a new fruit — and, apparently, a new way of making ice cream.
On Oct. 29, CALS celebrated the 16th annual Research & Extension Awards and the 10th annual Core Value Staff Awards. These awards recognize the notable and wide-ranging accomplishments of CALS faculty and staff, who always go above and beyond in their contributions to the college.