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Digitization Continues at Lee Library

  Two years ago I posted to Station News a description of Cornell University Library’s eCommons which was created to provide users with a stable online location to deposit Cornell related digital material for permanent preservation and open access distribution.  Since that time many additional titles from Lee Library’s collection have been digitized and uploaded.  […]

Winter Containers

by Rhoda Maurer, Greenhouse & Grounds Manager   No doubt, spring, summer and fall are spectacular in the Finger Lakes.  But the winter months are often a time that brings to mind some of the most profound small pleasures.  In the bleakness of the winter landscape, discovering a flowering shrub or a perennial that still […]

Maria Aguilar Solis Spent Time this Past Summer Conducting Research at Constellation Wines in California

Brettanomyces study with Alejandra from Cornell University, by Sean McKenzie This summer we were lucky to be approached by Alejandra Aguilar Solis from Cornell University to do some research on analyzing the effectiveness of several different Brettanomyces (or Brett) treatments for barrels.  Brettanomyces is a very important microbe for the wine industry.  It is a […]

Graduate students fund scholarships through sales of apple cider

This year’s smaller apple crop didn’t stop graduate students from continuing a favorite fall tradition at NYSAES: using apples from the station’s field trials and breeding programs to press cider, and selling that cider to fund scholarships for high school seniors. One thing that sets the students’ cider apart is how fully local it is. […]

Federal grants will fund study of food system, environment

How can farmers battle marmorated stink bugs in vineyards or late blight threatening a tomato crop? Can urban trees help mitigate climate change? What breeding programs will keep American crops competitive? Cornell faculty and extension educators will tackle these and other questions this year with $9 million in Federal Formula Funds from the U.S. Department […]

CALS honors faculty, staff members’ achievements

Two accomplished geneticists whose work benefits farmers in New York and around the world, a skilled entomologist whose results are applicable to insects and human immune systems, and a respected adviser on nutrition and school lunch policy were among those honored Nov. 5 for outstanding achievements in their fields. Kathryn Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch […]

In the Media

San Francisco Chronicle: Pumpkin 2011 U.S. Sales $113 Million: Stephen Reiners, associate professor of horticulture, on the rising popularity of the pumpkin since the late 1980s. Spirits rising between the Finger Lakes: Chris Gerling, enology extension associate,  was extensively quoted in this Democrat & Chronicle article on artisan distilleries in the region. Bon Appetite: Sneak […]

Marc Smith promoted to Sr. Extension Associate

Assistant Director of NYSAES Marc Smith, who has also served as an extension associate in the Department of Applied Economics and Management since 2008, was promoted to Senior Extension Associate on November 1st. As Extension Associate, Smith has brought the various strands of his education in economics and experience in public and private sectors to […]

Susan Brown receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Susan Brown, the Herman M. Cohn Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences and associate chair of the Department of Horticulture, was one of two recipients of this year’s CALS Outstanding Faculty Awards. These awards recognize individuals for “outstanding contribution to the college in one or more of the following areas: teaching, research, extension or administration.” […]

Amy Anderson receives Staff Core Values Award

Amy Anderson, administrative assistant in plant pathology and plant-microbe biology, was one of three recipients of this year’s Core Value Staff Awards. This award was created in 2010 to honor those who show exceptional respect, honor and integrity; who promote a collegial and supportive work environment; who positively influence others and show true commitment to […]

Kevin Maloney receives NYSAES Outstanding Employee Award

Kevin Maloney, research support specialist in the Department of Horticulture, was named the NYSAES outstanding employee for 2012 at the annual Station Banquet. Maloney is the 30th station employee to receive this recognition. He has worked at the station in the grape program, the small fruits program, the apple breeding program and, along with Jim […]