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Late blight confirmed in New York

Late blight — a highly contagious and devastating disease of tomatoes and potatoes — has been confirmed in Wayne, Wyoming and Livingston counties. If your crops have been infected, it’s critical that you take action to help stop the spread of the disease.

The New York State IPM program has developed posters and videos to help you identify the disease and learn how to properly dispose of infected plants. Please share them widely.

late blight poster

PBS Insight: Cornell Small Farm Program Supports NY Military Veterans in Farming

Reposted from CALS Notes [2015-07-15]:

On July 10, PBS Insight highlighted the efforts of the Cornell Small Farm Program to support military veterans farming in New York State. Tune in to meet some of the veterans putting their skills and discipline into agricultural careers, from running the family farm to greenhouse flower production, with mentorship, resources and community offered by the Cornell Small Farm Program. Video link.

Titan arum timelapse videos

If you missed last week’s bloom — or would just like to see the whole thing — check out these videos:

View more timelapse videos or learn more about ‘Stinky Science’ on our YouTube channel.

Seminar video: Contemporary Rhododendron breeding

If you missed the last Horticulture Section seminar of the semester (Thursday’s rescheduled seminar has been canceled) Contemporary Rhododendron breeding  featuring Stephen Krebs, Director of Research, David G. Leach Research Station, Holden Arboretum, it’s available online.

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Walter De Jong on The Daily Show

If you fell asleep, Walter De Jong, potato breeder in the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, appeared on The Daily Show last night in an investigative segment The Return of a Simplot Conspiracy.

“Walter does a great job explaining the science, even with potatoes being thrown at him, says Horticulture Section associate chair Steve Reiners.

Video: 150 Years of Plant Science at Cornell

In 1931, Barbara McClintock  published the first genetic map for maize. In 1983, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine -- the first woman to win that prize unshared -- for her work with transposable elements in corn.

In 1983, Barbara McClintock won Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine — the first woman to win that prize unshared — for her work with transposable elements in corn.

Just in time for Charter Day festivities …

150 Years of Plant Science at Cornell

Through vintage images, explore the history of plant science at Cornell — the students, the faculty, the Nobel laureates and other leaders and more.

Special thanks to Ed Cobb, Plant Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, for collecting and compiling images and supplying historical information.

SIPS seminar video: Engineering the symbiotic signalling pathway of cereals

If you missed yesterday’s School of Integrative Plant Science seminar, Engineering the symbiotic signalling pathway of cereals, with Giles Oldroyd, Project Leader, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, it’s available online.

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Seminar video: Flower Power — Teaching college students the art and science of the beauty and perfection of flowers

If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Flower Power: Teaching college students the art and science of the beauty and perfection of flowers , with Heiner Lieth, Department of Plant Science, University of California-Davis, it’s available online.

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Seminar video: Genomics-assisted breeding of triploid hybrids of shrub willow for bioenergy

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.

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Dreer seminar video: Plant explorations across bio-geographic regions of South Africa

If you missed Monday’s Horticulture/Dreer Award seminar, Plant explorations across bio-geographic regions of South Africa, with Horticulture PhD candidate and Dreer Award winner Miles S. Sax, it’s available online. And be sure to visit Miles’ Dreer South Africa blog.

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