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Industry evaluates vegetables at NYSAES trials

Peas, snap beans and sweet corn were put to the test this month as 20 representatives from vegetable processing and seed companies visited the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station to evaluate 160 veggie varieties grown in research trials by Professor of Horticulture Steve Reiners. The postharvest sampling session led by Research Specialist Jim Ballerstein […]

Berry Different: Growers turn to new Cornell raspberries for better flavor, disease-resistance and a colorful fall crop

Two new raspberry varieties developed at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences —‘Double Gold’ and ‘Crimson Night’—were licensed this fall by two nurseries seeking flavorful, vigorous and disease-resistant raspberry varieties that can thrive in cold and unpredictable climates. ‘Double Gold’ and ‘Crimson Night’ are the fourth and fifth new berry varieties introduced by Associate […]

In the Media

Extension Associate Chris Gerling was quoted extensively in the article “Spirits rising between the Finger Lakes,” which appeared in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and the Ithaca Journal on Nov. 16. The story features Myer’s Farm Distillers and discusses the growing interest in distilling both regionally and nationally. The story also mentions the Vinification & […]

Vande Heuvel Promoted to Associate Professor

Vanden Heuvel promoted to Associate Professor Justine Vanden Heuvel (right), viticulturist in the Department of Horticulture, was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor effective November 1, 2012. Vanden Heuvel’s research focuses on the environmental and economic sustainability of wine grape production systems in cool climates. “My goal is to invigorate the rapidly expanding Northeastern […]