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Welcome Amanda

Please join NYSAES and CALS Communications in welcoming Amanda Garris as the Agricultural Experiment Stations Communications Officer. Amanda is certainly a familiar face here, and we are thrilled that she has come on-board in this capacity. As you probably know, Amanda has already been working on behalf of CALS as a star freelance writer, reporter, […]

When bad science makes good headlines

In a letter to the editor in the current issue of Nature Biotechnology, professor of entomology Tony Shelton and colleagues make an argument for the rigorous evaluation of studies on genetically engineered plants—before they impact regulations. “Results from poorly constructed scientific studies can enter the popular press and become urban legends,” said Shelton. “This has […]

North Street School Third Graders Visit NYSAES


Masanori Seto honored by the Asian/Pacific Islander/American Association of Greater Rochester

Masanori Seto, a postdoctoral associate in Tony Shelton’s  lab, was honored by the Asian/Pacific Islander/American Association of Greater Rochester for pushing the boundaries of Taiko, a traditional Japanese percussion instrument, and breaking stereotypes about people with disabilities. For more about Masa’s innovations as a Taiko drummer, philanthropist, and entomologist, click here.

Northern Grapes Project Featured on NPR’s Morning Edition

North Country Public Radio reporter David Sommerstein interviewed senior extension associate Tim Martinson and University of Minnesota grape breeder Peter Hemstad M.S. ’85  about the Northern Grapes project for a segment that aired on today’s Morning Edition. Researchers Don’t ‘Wine’ About The Cold, Their Grapes Thrive A dozen universities are collaborating on a sort of […]

26th Annual Station Golf Tournament! Save the date!

The Station Club Golf Tournment is coming up so SAVE THE DATE! Join us on July 19, 2013 at Big Oak Golf Course Save the date and look for more details and registration form soon.

Congressman Tom Reed visits the Station

Geneva greenhouses to get $4.7 million upgrade

By Stacey Shackford  Agricultural research at Cornell will get a big boost, thanks to a $4.7 million investment in greenhouses at the university’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, N.Y. The two-year project, funded by money released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will reconstruct 21,000 square feet of greenhouses at NYSAES, which were […]

Season-long leaf testing improves crop profitability

Just read the leaves. Regularly testing leaf tissue for nutrient levels may significantly enhance the profitability of New York vegetable crops, say Cornell researchers. “Hungry” crops are a common sight in vegetable fields and high tunnels across New York state, says Stephen Reiners, Cornell professor of horticulture and the project leader of the Northern New […]

Students bring better chemistry through Cajun cuisine

By Krishna Ramanujan It’s more than mirepoix. Cornell University and Hobart and William Smith College professors have organized a contest, “Communicating Chemistry: Cajun Cooking,” for April 9 during the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) spring convention in New Orleans. The competition will take place at the restaurant Dickie Brennan’s Tableau in the French Quarter. Conveying critical topics […]

Congratulations Susan Brown!

Associate Chair Susan Brown has been named a 2013 winner for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence are conferred by the State University of New York to acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence.  These programs […]