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24th Annual Station Club Golf Tournament!

The Station Club is gearing up to host its 24th Annual Golf Tournament at the Big Oak Golf Course on Friday, July 22. Tee off will be at 4:15pm and will cost $ 23 per person for Station Club members; $25 for non-members; and $12.50 for dinner only. There will also be carts available in […]

Geneva Lab Has Been Sowing the Seeds of Growth for Nearly a Century

By Bethany Liebig When you’ve invested thousands of dollars in seeds and your livelihood depends on the crops they yield, you want to be sure they germinate. Luckily, for a mere $20, farmers can check the quality of their seed, thanks to a team of analysts in Geneva, N.Y. Providing purity and germination testing on […]

Students Take Top Prize for Developing Cassava Cookies for Poor Nations

By Bethany Liebig A group of food science students have developed a tasty way to address the problem of iron deficiency in developing countries: cassava cookies. Their concept, entered in the Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition, was to make an iron-fortified product suitable for school lunch programs in a poor area of Brazil, where […]

Photo Exhibit Features Cornell Genetics-Generated Apple Architecture in Silhouette

Provided Apple breeder and horticulture professor Susan Brown, left, poses with artist Jessica Rath before one of the tree setups. By Amanda Garris Plant breeders often say that what they do is both art and science, but rarely do a breeder’s seedlings become a work of art. A photography project by Los Angeles artist Jessica […]

Cornell Researchers Tackle Containment of E. coli

Post-outbreak efforts called ineffective Randy Worobo, an associate professor of food microbiology at Cornell University’s Geneva campus, is developing best practices for food producers to prevent food-borne pathogens from entering the food supply. Worobo, above, and Martin Wiedmann, a Cornell professor of food science, are in the third-year of a four-year, $1.7 million grant from […]

State’s First Hops Specialist on Tap to Promote New York Beer Production

June 21, 2011 Stephen Ausmus/USDA Image Gallery A hop cone is split apart to reveal the lupulin glands, which produce the beta acids that produce compounds responsible for bitterness and aroma in beer. By Amanda Garris The time for a hops renaissance in New York state is right: Microbrew consumption in the Northeast and the […]

From the Tomato Fields of the Station to the Schools of Malaysia

By Alexi Smith Davina Chen ’11 has been a familiar face at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. During the past three years, she has been working in the greenhouse, tomato fields, and anywhere in between. Soon she will find herself not on the familiar Geneva campus, but in the unfamiliar schools of Malaysia. […]

Nearly 80,000 Station Photos Surveyed!

Trisha Adamus a M.S. student in Library and Information Science at Syracuse University completed an internship this Spring with Lee Library.  Trisha conducted a project which involved surveying the vast photo collection of the NYSAES’s former Communications Services unit.  The collection spans more than a century and consists of photographic material in a variety of […]

Working to Improve Pest Management

June 10, 2011 Yanli Guo ‘12 is spending her second summer continuing research on Heliothis virescens, also known as the tobacco budworm. She is conducting her research under the guidance of Associate Professor of Biology Kristy Kenyon, in conjunction with Cornell University scientists who work at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, […]

Project Launches the Nutrient-Dense Juneberry as New Fruit Crop for the Northeast

Christopher Luley A Cornell project is launching interest in the Northeast in growing and using juneberries, which are even more healthful on many fronts, than blueberries. By Amanda Garris Fruit lovers, athletes and health-wise consumers take note: The next locally grown and healthful food may come in the form of a little purple berry packing […]

Student Scholars From Around the Nation Spend the Summer at Cornell

By Amanda Garris From the labs of Cornell, they will venture into irrigation ditches and wine cellars in search of answers. Summer scholars—elite undergraduates from universities around the United States—have started research projects in two CALS programs, run by the Cornell Food Science and Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology departments. “The Food Science Summer Scholars […]

Malcolm Bourne Receives 2011 Appert Award

by Kelly Hensel Malcolm Bourne, Emeritus Professor of Food Science, Cornell University, was honored as the recipient of the 2011 Nicholas Appert Award on Saturday, June 11, at the Awards Celebration. Robert Gravani, IFT President, presented Bourne with the award, which is IFT’s highest honor and is given annually to an IFT member for preeminence […]

NYSAES Gets Beautified

A Wine to Call Our Own

By Michael Tortorello AMONG the great wineries of the 20th century, my grandfather’s basement in the Bronx never got much respect. The best thing you could say about the red wine he made each fall was that there was a lot of it. My father, Frank Tortorello, who started his apprenticeship in the cellar at […]

Ag Station Sows Science Literacy in Geneva

June 1, 2011 Ag station sows science literacy in Geneva schools Rob Way Christine Smart, professor of plant pathology, shows third grade students in Geneva the plants that they started from seed. By Amanda Garris In early May, third-graders at Geneva’s North Street elementary school crowded around a table to plant seeds, unaware that their […]

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