If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar and Dreer Award Presentation, The search for sour rot in Tasmanian vineyards with Megan Hall, PhD candidate, Graduate Field of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University, it is available online.
If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Thinking outside the crop: challenging market class concepts in vegetables with Michael Mazourek, Associate Professor in the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, it is available online.
See also Mazourek’s seminar New ways forward in cucurbit breeding
If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Teaching horticulture inside a medium-high security men’s prison in Illinois with Robert Scott, Cornell Prison Education Program, it is available online.
If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Horticulture apps on the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) with Juliet Carroll, Fruit IPM Coordinator, New York State IPM Program, it is available online.
If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, The Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation – Networking for Change with Casey Hoy, Faculty Director, InFACT, Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystems Management, The Ohio State University, it is available online.
If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Waste management at Cornell: How does it work and why should we care? with Horticulture Sustainability Committee, it is available online.
More information about Cornell University R5 Operations (Respect, Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle): r5.fs.cornell.edu
If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Push-pull intercropping systems in sub-Saharan Africa: A prime example of successful ecological intensification with Laurie Drinkwater, Professor, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, it is available online.
Strawberry fans, rejoice. The newest Cornell strawberry variety concentrates intense flavor in a berry big enough to fill the palm of your hand.
Topping out at over 50 grams, Archer, the latest creation from Cornell berry breeder Courtney Weber, is comparable in size to a plum or small peach. But this behemoth stands out in ways beyond just its proportions: the flavor and aroma exceed what you’d expect from a strawberry of such unusual size.
“Archer is an extraordinarily high-flavored berry,” said Weber, associate professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science. “It has an intense aroma, so when you bite into it you get a strong strawberry smell, and it’s very sweet, so you get a strong strawberry flavor that really makes an impact.”
Weber says the combination of large fruit and strong flavor hits the sweet spot for local growers who sell in farmers markets, u-pick sites and roadside stands. Archer ripens in June and holds its large size through multiple harvests for two to three weeks.
In September 12 Horticulture Section seminar, Weber explains the long road he had to take to bring ‘Archer’ to market:
Jenny Kao-Kniffin, assistant professor in the Horticulture Section, kicks off the Fall 2016 Horticulture Section Seminar Series on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 12:20 p.m. in 404 Plant Science Building.
This and other Horticulture Section seminars are also available via videoconference to A134 Barton in Geneva. View the full fall line-up for the seminar series.
Most seminars are also recorded and available online on the Horticulture Section seminar YouTube playlist.