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‘Corpse flower’ poised to make another big stink

Sep 11, 2019

Carolus, one of Cornell’s two giant Titan arum plants, also known as “corpse flowers,” is getting ready to once again unleash its fetid odor in the Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory on Tower Road.

Researching specialty berry crops for Northern New York

Jul 8, 2019

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.

The great disruption

Feb 23, 2019

Rapid and radical changes are happening across agriculture as digital technology expands a farmer’s capacity to produce high-quality, nutritious food. 

Journey of a Cornell Orchards apple: 5 steps from tree to table

Dec 5, 2018

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.  

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.

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.

Moth provides hope against invasive swallow-wort

Jul 9, 2018

Pale and black swallow-wort are rapidly invading fields and forests across the Northeast, including New York, but a moth from the Ukraine holds promise to keep the weed in check.