Hot days, cold nights mean fantastic fall foliage forecast in New York

Karl Niklas is a Cornell University professor of plant biology whose research focuses on the relationship between plants and the physical environment. Niklas predicts bright 2017 fall foliage in New York state based on the season’s adequate rainfall and amicable temperatures. Bio: Niklas says: “Based on past experience and current information about this year’s growing conditions […]

How to pick the perfect pumpkin

Steve Reiners, professor at the School of Integrative Plant Science shares some tips on picking the perfect pumpkin for the Halloween season. New York is one of the country’s top producers of pumpkins. Last year the local crop was valued at more than $20 million.   Reiners says: “Our wet spring and early summer made […]