Frances Zhu ’15 and Hunter Adams ’15 enjoy a beautiful day on campus sitting on the sod sofa on the south side of Corson-Mudd Hall. The sofa was created by Art of Horticulture students in September.
Oct 29 2014
From Erica Anderson, MPS candidate, Graduate Field of Horticulture:
Last week, students in the course, ”Berry Crops: Culture and Management” (HORT 4420), taught by Marvin Pritts, visited Grisamore Farms in Locke, N.Y. — one of many field trips they’ve taken this semester. Above, they view a field of blueberry bushes turning brilliant red.
Oct 28 2014
If you missed Monday’s seminar, Super Storm Sandy: A Tipping Point for Environmental Education? with Marianne Krasny, it’s available online.
On Monday, six students in the Art of Horticulture (HORT 2010) modeled outfits they fashioned from various plant materials for other students in the course, and answered their classmates’ questions about their materials and process.
Creations ranged from a lion’s mane headdress to an ensemble portraying the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone.
While the abundant fall foliage was a popular foundation material, other plant materials used by the students included grass seedheads, willow branches, hot peppers, pine needles, mosses, birch bark, citrus skins, acorn caps, various flowers and leaves and more.
There is much of horticultural interest in the Fall 2014 issue of periodiCALS, the magazine of Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, including:
Oct 22 2014
If you missed Tuesday’s School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) seminar, When genomes meet: RNA silencing and the phenotypes of hybrid plants with David Baulcombe, Regius Professor of Botany, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, it’s available online. View more SIPS seminars.
Oct 22 2014
The new Cornell Sports Field Management website provides sports turf managers with the latest best management practices and resources they need to maintain safe and functional school and community sports fields.
The site includes information about soils, grass varieties, routine care (mowing, fertilizing, watering, etc.), integrated pest management and more. Interactive schedules for different levels of management and seasons that fields are in use make it easier for managers to time their field operations.
Recognizing that sports turf managers don’t work in isolation, the site also provides information for coaches, athletic directors, administrators, community members and others to help them understand how their decisions can affect turf quality and field safety.
The site was developed by the Cornell Turfgrass team with input from Cornell Cooperative Extension colleagues and sports turf grounds managers from across New York State. Funding was provided by the Community IPM Initiative of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program to support New York State schools in implementing the Child Safe Fields Playing Act.
Cornell Plantations 70th Anniversary Lecture
Scott Peters, Associate Professor, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science and Faculty Co-Director, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, Syracuse University
Liberty Hyde Bailey is most frequently remembered as a pioneering horticultural scientist. But his most important legacy is his prophetic ecological and civic vision, expressed throughout his life work as a publicly engaged scholar. Join land-grant historian Scott Peters as he unearths wisdom and lessons in Bailey’s work that can inspire and guide the ways we approach the ecological and civic challenges of our time.