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Cornell Apple Lab

  The Ithaca Journal captures the Geneva apple harvest – To see  the full gallery, click here

Fun on the Farm 2013

This year’s Fun on the Farm event was held on Saturday, September 20th. The Station’s display featured apple tasting, pumpkin decorating, viewing Entomology’s insect collection and learning about plant diseases. Congratulations to Jace Hoad of Phelps for his guess of 560 seeds in the “Guess the Pumpkin Seed Contest”.  The actual number of seeds was […]

SAGES Farm Tour

  September 14, 2013 Although most station members work closely with agricultural products, we may often forget that our research has a direct impact on the farmers and their harvests in our community.  Eager to re-connect with our agricultural roots, sixteen station members participated in a tour of three local farms this past Saturday, organized […]

New Solar Array at CLEREL Lab

The Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Lab boasts a new harvester–not for grapes or hops–but for solar energy. On Sept. 18, two arrays with a total of 136 photovoltaic modules were installed next to the hop yard. The system is expected to generate approximately 41,000kWh annually, roughly 30% of the electrical energy used by […]

Tasting Wine Cultivars by Region

Researchers in Northeast evaluate wines from the multi-state NE 1020 project by Linda Jones McKee Geneva, N.Y.—Thirty-three winemakers, growers and industry researchers eschewed time in the vineyard or lab Aug. 15 in favor of attending a wine tasting in Geneva. The “Cultivar by Region” tasting provided the first opportunity to taste and compare wines made […]

Cleaning out? Remember the Archives

Just as a reminder…. when Spring (or Autumn) cleaning, think twice before tossing out all those old files.  The Cornell University Archives Rare and Manuscripts Collection (RMC) may be interested in preserving some of those materials.  Photos, blueprints, notebooks, correspondence, any records which document work, events or people here at the Experiment Station could potentially […]

Have you checked out the latest issue of periodiCALS yet? If not, here’s your chance! This special, online-only edition of the college magazine turns the spotlight on some amazing CALS undergrads who spent their summers away from campus making a real difference in the world. And not to toot our own horns or anything, but […]

Congratulations to Tony Shelton

Each year the Entomological Foundation presents an award to a collaborative team which successfully contributes to pest control efforts using Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This year’s Integrated Pest Management Team Award will be presented to the Risk Assessment of Bt Plants on Beneficial Non-target Arthropods (NTA) IPM Team, including professor of entomology Tony Shelton. The […]

Congratulations, Paola!

By Craig Kramer Paola Barba, Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Field of Plant Breeding in Bruce Reisch‘s lab, has received the 2013 Munger/Murphy Award for excellence. The award from the Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics recognizes graduate students for outstanding performance in the areas of scientific achievement, contributions to teaching or departmental activities, service […]

Amy Andersen Hired as Administrative Assistant for the Director’s Office

Please join us in welcoming Amy Andersen to a new role at the Experiment Station! Amy was recently hired as the administrative assistant for the director’s office, where she will provide key senior level executive and organizational support. Many of you already know Amy as the chair’s assistant in the Department of Plant Pathology and […]

Welcome to Cornell, Kyle Wickings!

The Department of Entomology warmly welcomes Dr. Kyle Wickings, assistant professor of soil arthropod ecology, to Cornell University. Kyle’s responsibilities will be to carry out an innovative research and extension program on the ecology and management of soil arthropods and develop strategies to mitigate significant economic problems caused by soil arthropods in turfgrass and other […]