Tricks for perfect pumpkin picking [Cornell Media Relations tip sheet 2016-10-10] – Horticulture Section professor and pumpkin expert Steve Reiners shares some tips on how to pick the perfect pumpkin for the Halloween season. See also this video from 2012:
Other recent news of horticultural interest from the Cornell Chronicle:
- $1.2M grant to help Cornell eradicate potato pest – A $1.2M state grant announced Oct. 14 will update facilities at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as Cornell ramps up efforts to eradicate the golden nematode, which strikes potato crops.
- Soil Health Trailer extends Cornell’s reach – The New York Grazinglands Coalition Soil Health Trailer is a rolling lab equipped to demonstrate the value of healthy soil while illustrating the dangers that can lurk both above and beneath.
- Cornell helps farm get veterans job-training approval – The Cornell Small Farms Program Farm Ops initiative helped Kreher’s Poultry Farm in Clarence, New York, receive approval as the state’s first on-the-job training program for military veterans to become farmers.
- Faculty Senate votes for Cornell Botanic Gardens naming – The Cornell faculty Senate on Oct. 12 passed a resolution encouraging the board of trustees to approve Cornell Botanic Gardens as the new name of Cornell Plantations.
- Bigger than ever, Cornell corpse flower poised to bloom – The plant nicknamed Wee Stinky, one of two flowering-sized titan arums in Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory, is prepping for a dazzling reproductive effort to make itself big, hot and smelly.
- Dilmun Hill Student Farm celebrates 20 years – To celebrate Dilmun Hill Student Farm’s 20th anniversary, students will welcome the community to a farm tour Oct. 29.