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Summer Conference Highlights Technology and Diversity at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory

The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program (LERGP) held its summer conference at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory (CLEREL) on July 25th.

In the News: Christine Smart Talks Blight with the Finger Lakes Times

Potato and tomato farmers beware: The blight is back, at least in some parts of the state. Christine Smart, associate professor of vegetable pathology in the Department of Plant Pathology and Plant Microbe Biology at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, confirmed last week that samples taken from Erie and Madison counties showed plant […]

In the News: Susan Brown Profiled in the Finger Lakes Times

“I studied fruit. I wanted to be a plant breeder. I loved the ornamental aspect, but I wanted to do something to combine the food with feeding people. Fruit production really has both aesthetics. The flowers are really gorgeous, but they feed people.” — Susan Brown, associate director of the New York State Agricultural Experiment […]

Olga Padilla-Zakour Honored by Institute of Food Technologists

Olga Padilla-Zakour, associate chair and associate professor of food science, received the 2013 Elizabeth Fleming Stier Award for promoting new food businesses and economic development in New York through her work as director of the Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship. She was also recognized for her efforts to develop educational programs to meet the evolving […]

Visit the CALS Notes blog

Just because school’s out for summer doesn’t mean it’s time to hit the beach in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). In fact, our faculty, staff and students have been as busy as bees learning, teaching, exploring, and discovering. Visit the CALS Notes blog to get the latest “buzz” from campus and: climb […]

FRU Picnic Feeds a Crowd

The annual FRU  4th of July Picnic was held on Wednesday, July 3rd. The hungry crowd included the picnic’s  founder, Joe Shail (bottom right).

Finger Lakes Times Article Features Mansfield Lab’s Students

The research of Food Science Summer Scholar Ellen Hallberg and Ph.D. candidate Diane Schmitt on wine tannins was spotlighted in a recent article in the Finger Lakes Times: The work done in the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station’s Food Science and Technology program does more than solve problems. It furthers knowledge used by other […]

New York Times Article on Thomas Bjorkman’s Quest for Perfect Broccoli

A July 9 article in the New York Times features the work of Thomas Bjorkman: There it sits, a deep-green beauty at the farmers’ market: that sweet, crisp nutritional dynamo we know as fresh local broccoli. And then there’s this: a bitter, rubbery mass that’s starting to turn yellow around the tips, all bumped and […]

Hop yard takes root in Geneva

A new crop is brewing at Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva. A one-acre hop yard was established June 30 as a research planting to bolster the hops revival in New York.

Food Science Grad Students Win Awards at Wine and Grape Meeting

  Congratulations to Lindsay Springer and Alejandra Aguilar Solis for their awards at the annual meeting of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture in Monterey, California!

NYSAES to hold Fruit Field Day August 1

Cornell University will host the 2013 Fruit Field Day at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY, on Thursday, August 1st, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cicada Fest at the Hudson Valley Lab: Grabbing a Bite on the Fly

Submitted by Dave Rosenberger Late on Friday afternoon, June 21, folks at the Hudson Valley Lab gathered for a special celebration that, due to biological rhythms, can be replicated only a few times during one’s career. Brood II of the 17-year periodical cicada (Magicicada sp.) had emerged in all its glory.