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2011 Perrine Award

David Perrine, a prominent orchardist from Centralia, Illinois established the Perrine Gift in memory of his wife, Fanny French Perrine. Each year a Cornell student is awarded the Perrine Award because of their work not only in the classroom, but also in the fields. This year’s recipient is Judson Ward, a PhD student in Plant […]

Honorary Degrees for Experiment Station Leaders

New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) Director Thomas Burr and his predecessor, James Hunter, were awarded honorary degrees at Hobart and William Smith Colleges during commencement ceremonies in Geneva on May 15.

Employee Assembly Takes Field Trip

By Alexi Smith The Employee Assembly recently got to spend the day away from Day Hall on a field trip to a field station. The 13-member delegation traveled to the northern end of the Finger Lakes to visit the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) and hold their May 4 meeting in Geneva. The […]

Bioenergy Willow Planting Demonstration at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station

Can fast-growing shrub willow meet your energy needs? A field day at Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva on Tuesday, May 24, from 1 to 3pm will feature a planting demonstration for this promising biofuel. “Willow is an option for those currently using heating oil but looking for an alternative fuel,” said […]

Thomas Bjorkman Goes to Washington

“There is a passion for budget cutting in Washington today, a passion that makes it essential for these decision makers to understand the immense value taxpayers get from investments in horticultural research and extension,” says Björkman. “Horticulture improves everyone’s life every day, but few realize how much research and extension is needed for that to […]

CALS News: Hort is Hot!

The Department of Horticulture is featured in Hort Is Hot!‘ in the spring 2011 issue of CALS News. The article profiles some of the ‘hot’ projects in the department, including Thomas Bjorkman’s East Coast broccoli project, David Wolfe’s climate change work, Taryn Bauerle’s use of CT imaging to study roots, and Jenny Kao-Kniffin’s work developing weed-suppressive landscapes.

Sustainable Sipping: New York Produces Eco-Friendly Wines

Sustainable practices were first formalized in 2007 in the New York Guide to Sustainable Viticulture Practices Grower Self-assessment Workbook, which distills sustainability into 134 questions about a range of vineyard production practices.

From Wind Turbines to Electric Vehicles, NYS Experiment Station Goes Green Behind the Scenes

The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) may be best known for developing new fruit varieties and fighting pest and disease outbreaks. But behind the scenes, several new projects are working to “green” the campus by exploring sustainable energy alternatives.

April Showers Bring May Glowers From N.Y. Growers

While farmers eye the weather forecasts, Cornell’s crop production experts are looking to the season-long challenges ahead, which could include planting delays, scabby apples, stressed strawberries and hurried bees.