If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Genomics-assisted breeding of triploid hybrids of shrub willow for bioenergy, with Horticulture associate professor Larry Smart, it’s available online.
Archive for the “NYSAES” Category
Mar 21 2015
Mar 03 2015
March 2, Cornell University joined a number of its peers nationwide in announcing the official launch of the National Land-grant Impacts website, a centralized online resource that highlights the teaching, research and extension efforts by Land-grant universities.
The website provides access to university or regional-specific impact stories, which document the research and extension programming planned, performed,and implemented by Cornell and other land-grant universities. The website, as a cooperative effort of these institutions, represents a collective voice for the agricultural experiment station and cooperative extension arms of the land-grant universities.
“The Land-Grant Impacts website is a new tool that will better inform the American people and the international community of the significant agricultural research, education and extension impacts taking place at land grant universities across our nation, which offer practical solutions to today’s critical societal challenges,” said Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “This website will help policy makers and the public learn more about this work that is partially supported with NIFA funding.”
Feb 25 2015
It was a year of promises and deliveries, of new partnerships and the research and outreach results those relationships fuel. For Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, 2014 will be remembered as a very good year.
Here are a few of the highlights:
And that’s just a start.
If you missed it last week, Alan Taylor was featured on a Growing Green segment on Time-Warner Cable News: How Can You Protect Your Seeds from Diseases? Taylor is a professor in the Horticulture Section based at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva.
“What the seed treatment would do is it would protect the seed from an attack by an insect or disease. It would be a particular material or agent that’s applied to seeds to go ahead and protect them,” said Taylor.
Feb 08 2015
Reposted from CALS Notes [2015-02-04]:
Rhoda Maurer from Geneva, NY has been named Director of Horticulture at Cornell Plantations beginning February 1, 2015. Prior to joining Plantations, she managed the grounds and greenhouses of Cornell University’s NY State Agriculture Experiment Station in Geneva, NY.
Before her tenure at Cornell, Maurer was the assistant curator at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and has held other positions at The Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle, Washington, and the Royal Horticulture Society’s Wisley Garden in the United Kingdom.
Feb 07 2015
Know what you’ll be doing this summer? If you’re looking for some great career-related, hands-on experience, now is the time to be pinning down that summer internship that matches your interests. Here are some Cornell-related opportunities of horticultural interest (and their application deadline):
Find more opportunities — on farms, in greenhouses and labs, at public gardens and more, in Ithaca and around the world — on the Horticulture internships blog.
Horticulture PhD student Grant Thompson (Kao-Kniffin Lab) won best graduate student presentation (out of 18 entries) place at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Weed Science Society (NEWSS) January 6 in Williamsburg, Va. Thompson’s talk was titled “Investigating the effects of Pale Swallowwort (Vincetoxicum rossicum) on soil microbial processes.” Congratulations Grant!
The Scientist: Prof. Bruce Reisch Develops New Grape Varieties [Cornell Daily Sun 2015-01-21] – “If I have a disease resistant, cold hardy grape but it makes terrible wine, nobody would plant it. If I have a disease resistant grape that makes fantastic wine but doesn’t survive the winter, very few people would plant it,” Reisch said. “What is really important is getting the combination of traits into one variety.”
Eye on the next generation: New Ag Station director looking toward the future [Finger Lakes Times 2015-01-19] – When people bite into an apple, slice a tomato or sip a glass of wine, Susan Brown hopes they will remember the local research that may have made it possible.
Hard Cider a Big, But Complex, Opportunity [Lancaster Farming 2015-01-17] – Millennials, the current generation of young adults, are driving the hard cider boom. They are more willing than previous generations to spend money on good food and alcohol, said Ian Merwin, a Cornell University professor emeritus and owner of Black Diamond Farm in Trumansburg, N.Y.
Jan 12 2015
A Cornell-U.S. government research team is poised to transform the shape of trees and orchards to come, thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Program.
The project, “Elucidating the Gene Networks Controlling Branch Angle and the Directional Growth of Lateral Meristems in Trees,” is led by Kenong Xu, assistant professor of horticulture at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, and plant molecular biologist Chris Dardick and research engineer Amy Tabb from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory in West Virginia.
The research team is seeking to uncover genes and gene networks that underpin how apical control – the inhibitory effect on a lateral branch’s growth by the shoots above it – influences branch growth in apple and peach trees.
Jan 07 2015
Research and extension at Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station —Cornell’s Geneva campus — is addressing challenges and opportunities in specialty crops. We are an integral part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and our faculty have academic homes in the departments of Entomology and Food Science and in the sections of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (PPPMB) and Horticulture in the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS).
Our primary focus on fruits and vegetables is complemented by research and extension on additional key plants, including turfgrass, biofuel willow and hops. From investigating and mitigating new diseases and insects, to developing new varieties, or perfecting a food or beverage formulation, Cornell scientists at Geneva have enthusiasm and passion for projects that benefit growers and consumers alike.
Our goal is to produce better food, from almost every aspect imaginable—new varieties with better nutritional quality, better eating quality and resistance to diseases as well as better products from the raw ingredients. Our scientists also work to develop growing systems that maximize quality in the field, orchard and vineyard; sharing these techniques with growers produces a superior product for consumers to enjoy.
Several of our programs work directly with growers and entrepreneurs and to troubleshoot their individual problems. The Food Venture Center helps entrepreneurs develop safe new products, the New York State Wine Analytical Laboratory aids producers in solving problems, and our Good Agricultural Practices Program (GAPS) teaches producers to meet and exceed food safety standards for handling produce. Growers, producers, entrepreneurs, established businesses and consumers benefit directly from our expertise.
Dec 22 2014
Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students can participate in exciting research projects in one of four disciplines including; Entomology,Food Science, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology/Plant-Microbe Biology.
The student interns will have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students, postdocs, and staff on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based.
The submission deadline for all application related material is February 13, 2015.