If you missed Monday’s seminar, Soils in the Urban Environment: A Long Term Evaluation of the Scoop & Dump Remediation Strategy with Miles Sax, MPS/PGL Program Graduate Field of Horticulture, it’s available online.
Archive for the “Video” Category
Apr 15 2014
ROOTED is a living community art installation coming mid-April 2014. (The installation is tentatively scheduled for April 14 with ribbon-cutting on April 16.)
Preparations began in December when volunteers planted 13,000 flower bulbs in 350 pots and moved them into a cooler to simulate winter chilling.
On March 25, student artist Justin Kondrat and faculty advisor Marcia Eames-Sheavly moved the pots to the greenhouse to speed up growth.
When the bulbs are in full bloom in mid-April, volunteers will move the pots to Libe Slope below McGraw clock tower and spell out ROOTED in 10-foot-tall letters.
ROOTED celebrates the diversity of ways people on campus stay rooted in their lives and in our community.
Get involved. Find more info at facebook.com/RootedatCornell
If you missed Ted DeJong’s seminar on Monday, Peach tree scion vigor is physiologically linked to the xylem anatomy of the rootstock, it’s available online.
Mar 19 2014
Mar 11 2014
If you missed Monday’s seminar with Steve Reiners, 20 years of vegetable research and extension — successes, disappointments and what lies ahead, it’s available online.
If you missed last week’s inspiring 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.
See also Hope in a climate of denial [Pawprint 2014-03-06]
And visit the Cornell Climate Change website for more videos, educational resources, research directory and more.
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).