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New Display in Library: Backyard Archaeology!

  Ever find a random bit of pottery in your garden?  an old coin perhaps?  We weren’t the first to walk here, to plant here or play here.  Amateur archaeology can be an engaging hobby.  Not only finding and identifying an item, but discovering what it was part of and what life was like for […]

Goffinet, Cornell Cooperative Extension Recognized by New York Wine & Grape Foundation

Goffinet, Cornell Cooperative Extension Recognized by New York Wine & Grape Foundation From February 6 news release from the New York Wine & Grape Foundation: The New York Wine & Grape Foundation said a big “Thank You” to several individuals and businesses at its annual “Unity Banquet” on Wednesday, February 6 at the Hyatt Regency […]

Contest harvests names for new wine grapes

After a naming challenge drew 1,100 suggestions from around the world, Cornell grape breeder Bruce Reisch has revealed the identities of two new wine grapes: Arandell and Aromella. Read the full Chronicle story

New agricultural research funding model gains momentum

Dr. Thomas Burr, CALS associate dean and NYSAES director, appealed to growers to make an investment in the future of their industries at a panel discussion at the Empire State Fruit and Vegetable Expo Jan. 22. Read the full Chronicle story

Panel focuses on farming in unpredictable weather

Cornell-led panel on farming through unpredictability kicked off the 181st New York State Agricultural Society forum Jan 9 in Liverpool, N.Y. Read the full Chronicle story

Future of East Coast broccoli looks bright

Associate Professor Thomas Björkman is leading a team to foster more broccoli farming on the East Coast as a way to save energy and promote a healthful food. Read the full Chronicle story

Tiny fly is big trouble for berry growers

The invasive spotted wing drosophila is wreaking havoc on berry plants throughout New York state and nationwide. Cornell researchers are zeroing in on how to tackle the problem. Read the full Chronicle story

Willow workshop fires up Northeast bioenergy

A Dec. 18 workshop on willow biomass heating and biofuels led by Associate Professor Larry Smart attracted every corner of the emerging biomass energy market, from potential growers to manufacturers of harvesting and biomass heating equipment. Read the full Chronicle story  

In the Media

Ithaca Journal: Cornell Reveals Names of Two New Grape Varieties Professor Bruce Reisch was featured in a variety of stories on the announcement of two new grape names, including this one in the Ithaca Journal. The Grower: New Varieties Could Make East Coast Broccoli Industry a Reality Associate Professor Thomas Björkman talks about nearly year-round […]