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. Read more
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 tissue infected with the pathogen. Read more
“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 Station, explains to the Finger Lakes Times why she became a fruit breeder. Read more
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 needs of New York’s food processors, and for her dedicated efforts as an adviser and mentor of graduate students. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists. Read more
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.
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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). Read more
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 industries. Read more
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 bruised from its long trip from the field to the supermarket.
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. Read more
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! Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
No matter from which direction you approach the city that anchors the northwest end of Seneca Lake, you’re bound to see a lot of food in the making. Dairy farms, orchards, family-run vegetable operations, livestock grain and, increasingly, vineyards make up the landscape that surrounds this small city and surrounding town of about 16,300.
It sounds quaint and bucolic, but Geneva is also headquarters to one of the country’s most prolific agricultural and food science research institutions. Read more
Members of our Station community and other family and friends of Kathy DeRosa took part in the Geneva Relay for Life at Geneva High School on Saturday, June 15. Our team was Kathy’s Crewsaders and we came together in honor of Kathy DeRosa and other family and friends who have been touched by cancer.
The Administrative Service Center’s 2013 Service Recipients were recognized at a special coffee break on June 14th for their years of dedication to NYSAES. Congratulations to Kathy DeRosa (30 years), Gemma Osborne (20 years), Holly King (20 years), and Shelly Cowles (15 years). Let’s thank them for their service to the Station! Read more« go back — keep looking »