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.
Thomas Björkman and Michael Mazourek share insights into their research in this video feature at NBC News’ science and technology site: Meet the Scientists Breeding Vegetables for Our Changing Environment.
“Artificial intelligence, new smartphones and missions to Mars now dominate innovation headlines, but seemingly less sexy scientific progress is landing on our plates every day. And it’s making the food we eat better, safer, more abundant, and more delicious in the process.” Read full accompanying article.
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.
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.
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.