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Corpse flower

Another big stink coming with titan arum bloom

Apr 23, 2015

Wee Stinky’s sibling, one of the original four titan arums in Cornell’s collection since 2002, now is pushing its flower up from beneath the soil and is expected to bloom in June.

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Skorton speeds campus carbon neutrality goal to 2035

Jan 29, 2015

Cornell President David Skorton today released the report of the Climate Action Plan Acceleration Working Group, which recommends actions the campus should take to become carbon neutral by 2035.

Corpse flower

Cornell's rare corpse plant to bloom … again

Nov 13, 2014

Cornell's corpse plant bloomed for the first time in March 2012, attracting more than 10,000 visitors over five days, and is expected to bloom again in the next few days.

Student with giant pumpkin

Big Red Pumpkin Regatta Oct. 4 buoys attention

Sep 24, 2014

Relay teams hope to squash their competition at the first Big Red Pumpkin Regatta on Beebe Lake Saturday, Oct. 4. It is hosted by a graduate student group Cornell Flotilla.

On-campus visit inspires international farmers

Jul 28, 2014

Ten participants of the Nuffield Scholar Global Focus Program, seeking inspiration for their businesses back home in Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Ireland and the U.K., spent a week touring Cornell’s agricultural facilities.

Wheat

Plant pathologists help thwart vexing grain disease

May 22, 2014

To protect wheat for bread and barley for beer, Cornell plant pathologists have been evaluating ways to battle fungal blight. Recently the scientists found that a local fungal strain is no longer controlled by a key fungicide. Their findings provide warning to farmers, who can, however, surmount field problems with sound pest management practices.

juneberry

Juneberries gain popularity with Northeast farmers

May 6, 2014

Like the taste of cherries, raisins and almonds? How about all in one?  Try a juneberry. After Chris Luley planted a few of the shrubs on his organic farm just to try them out, he soon found customers and local chefs clamoring for more of the purple fruit with a taste that’s been described as a combination of those flavors.

NYS Schools

Already sharing services, NYS schools could do more

Apr 24, 2014

One provision of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s property tax freeze plan – that tax rebates go to homeowners in localities with a “shared services or administrative consolidation plan” – should not be hard for most school districts.

alfalfa

New alfalfa variety resists ravenous local pest

Apr 22, 2014

Cornell plant breeders have released a new alfalfa variety with some resistance against the alfalfa snout beetle, which has ravaged alfalfa fields in nine northern New York counties and across the St. Lawrence River in Canada.

A small plant

For a greening Cornell, three is a gold STARS charm

Mar 13, 2014

In the continuing effort to save energy, enhance environmental operations and increase ecological education, Cornell earned its third consecutive gold STARS rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Winter Harvest

Study: Winter harvest boosts feedstock security

Mar 10, 2014

A drought two years ago left dairy farmers with a feed shortage and a lingering question: Can the off-season generate a second harvest? Results from a large collaborative project led by the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) shows that it can, and ongoing work will refine nitrogen fertilization guidelines to ensure optimal crop production with reduced risk of soil loss and nitrogen leaching.

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