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Archive for the “Video” Category
Soup & Hope talk by Dave Wolfe and Lauren Chambliss, Hope in a Climate of Denial, it’s available online at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future website.If you missed last week’s inspiring
Associate professor Steve Reiners assumed the position of associate chair of the Department of Horticulture March 1, 2014. Reiners replaces Susan Brown, Herman M. Cohn Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences, who last July assumed the position of associate director of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES), Geneva.
“Susan is a tough act to follow,” says Reiners. “She’s done a great job working with Marvin to make the merger of Ithaca and Geneva departments so successful. I’m looking forward to my new position and continuing to strengthen ties between the two campuses.”
Based in Geneva, Reiners research and extension efforts focus on helping vegetable growers enhance their profitability and sustainability by effectively managing cultural practices such as cover crops, soil fertility, irrigation, plant populations and variety selection.
As Department Extension Leader he mentored new faculty and Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, and organized in-service educational activities. He also plays a leadership role in organizing the annual Empire State Producers Expo.
In addition, Reiners co-teaches Principles of Vegetable Production (HORT 3500), and last fall started a new course,Organic Vegetable Gardening (HORT 1250).
In the Low-down on pumpkin season and variety in upstate New York, a video by Ithaca College’s student-run publication The Ithacan (below), Reiners explains pumpkin choices.
If you missed USDA-ARS plant breeder and research geneticist Gennaro Fazio‘s seminar this week, From root to fruit — How rootstocks properties influence fruit production and quality – it’s available online.
Feb 23 2014
The Frederick Dreer Award allows one or more students to spend four months to up to a year abroad pursuing his or her interests related to horticulture. Deadline for 2014 award is March 3. More Dreer Award information, application.
Feb 15 2014
The videos feature Ken Mudge, associate professor, Department of Horticulture, who has been engaging in shiitake mushroom research and education for almost ten years. Ken covers a wide range of topics, including the four stages of cultivation, mushroom life cycle, inoculation, maintenance, harvest, and optimizing production with strain selection. These video offer an excellent visual companion to the recently released publication Best Management Practices for Log-Based Shiitake Cultivation in the Northeastern United States.
The eXtension Forest Farming website is an excellent resource for growers and features a number of videos on production of other forest farming crops including ginseng, goldenseal, and ramps (wild leeks).
Feb 15 2014
If you missed Lou Albright’s February 10 seminar, Skyscraper Farms and Abandoned Warehouses: Are These Horticulture’s New Clothes, it’s available online.
Abstract: Despite great enthusiasm in the media and elsewhere, a simple engineering evaluation of closed system urban farming based on mostly electrically-generated photosynthetic light shows reality to be food production with high cost, large energy use, a giant carbon footprint, and incompatability with renewable energy. These system aspects will be detailed, ending with a discussion of peri-urban greenhouses as a potential local food production alternative. Lou Albright is professor emeritus, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University who helped pioneer Controlled Environment Agriculture.
Jan 15 2014
Cornell Cooperative Extension director Helene Dillard and Department of Horticulture faculty Scott Peters and Jane Mt. Pleasant discussed Ruby Green Smith’s book “The Peoples Colleges: A History of the New York State Extension Service in Cornell University and the State, 1876-1948″ Sept. 26, 2013 as part of the library’s Chats in the Stacks series.
Written more than 60 years ago, the book was re-released by Fall Creek Books in 2013 to celebrate Cornell’s sesquicentennial.
Dillard, Peters and Mt. Pleasant review Smith’s writings, highlighting the impact and significance of the extension mission, critically assessing historic tensions between extension service and New York’s Native American communities, and suggesting lessons for Cooperative Extension’s future in New York State.
Dec 03 2013
If you missed Monday’s seminar, A novel horticultural oil alters turfgrass growth & physiology , with Bill Kreuser, PhD candidate in the Department of Horticulture, it’s available online.
Nov 26 2013
View a talk Sustainable Gardening in a Changing Climate that David Wolfe, Professor, Department of Horticulture and Faculty Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future gave to the Ithaca Garden Club on November 20, 2013.
For more info, visit the Cornell Climate Change website.