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.
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, testified June 15 to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on the role of climate research in supporting agricultural resiliency.
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.
Forty-six high school students from 17 high schools across New York state came to the Cornell campus March 25 for discussions around innovative solutions to food security and climate change challenges.
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.
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.
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.
A new study describes a breakthrough method for imaging the physical and chemical interactions that sequester carbon in soil at near atomic scales, which may have implications for mitigating climate change.