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Congratulations Gavin Sacks – Promoted to Associate Professor

We are very pleased to announce that Gavin Sack’s promotion to Associate Professor with indefinite tenure in the Department of Food Science has been approved by Dean Kathryn Boor, President David Skorton, and the Cornell Board of Trustees following a unanimous recommendation for promotion by the tenured faculty in the Department. Promotion to Associate Professor […]

SAGES Agriculture Studies Scholarship 2012 Awardees

By: Amara Dunn  For the fourth year, SAGES (Student Association of the Geneva Experiment Station) has awarded its Advancement of Agricultural Studies scholarship to two local high school students. Sean Murphy (Penn Yan Academy) and Katrina Amberg (Geneva High School) each received $500, this past spring, to help them pursue college degrees in the agricultural […]

Working in the Rock Garden

by Rhoda Maurer Last week several volunteers and some of the Greenhouse and Grounds crew spent time working in the Rock Garden, catching up with some much needed pruning and general grounds work.  Most of the work focused on cutting out deadwood and dead plants dotted along the narrow garden between Sturtevant and IPM during […]

Workshops meet surging interest in growing hops and microbreweries

New York is experiencing a surge of interest in its expanding breweries, cideries and distilleries as evidenced by by N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s beer, wine and spirits summit this week. The enthusiasm is no surprise to Professor of Food Science Karl Siebert, whose Brewing Science and Technology course at NYSAES sold out the Jordan Hall […]

Program has $9 million to develop better grapes

It can take 20 years of research, resources and effort to bring a new grape variety to market. VitisGen, a multidisciplinary research project co-led by Cornell grape breeder Bruce Reisch, will soon provide breeders tools they can use to develop more and better varieties in that time. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just […]

Scientists aim to sustainably outsmart ‘super weeds’

Matthew Ryan, assistant professor of crop and soil sciences, and Thomas Björkman, associate professor of horticultural sciences are investing in preventing the evolution and spread of glyphosate-resistant weeds by using diverse integrated weed management (IWM) strategies and making them easier for farmers to use. They hope their research and outreach will encourage more farmers to […]

Cornell plays big role in Northeast biofuel project

Cornell is playing a major role in the Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio), a research and education project that seeks to develop perennial feedstock production systems and supply chains for shrub willow and warm-season grasses. The project is funded by a five-year, $9.9 million grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, of […]

New issue of periodiCALS released

The new fall issue of periodiCALS celebrates 150 years of the land grant university system by exploring the evolution of the land grant mission in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: from rural furrows to urban boroughs, from local focus to global vision. Plus, get to know the college’s most recent faculty hires–the next […]

In the Media

Assistant Professor of Enology Anna Katharine Mansfield was interviewed on The Weather Channel about the relationship between wine and weather. Watch her interview here. Mansfield was also quoted in the October 13 Finger Lakes Times story, “Wineries watching ‘chateau’ war from the sidelines” Read the story (by subscription only).

Unusual season to yield exceptional Finger Lakes wines

This year’s weather threw several curve balls to New York growers — an early, warm spring, a sudden cold snap in April, and a hot, dry summer. But while some vineyards report a reduced crop, many anticipate that wines made from this season’s grapes will be big on flavor. Learn more from a trio of […]