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DeAnna D'Attilio '12

DeAnna D'Attilio '12

In an August 18 Cornell Chronicle article, Summer internship gives viticulture senior a taste of vineyard management, undergraduate coordinator for the Cornell viticulture and enology program Kari Richards details the experiences of DeAnna D’Attilio ’12 as an extension intern at the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center (LIHREC) in Riverhead, N.Y. D’Attilio took charge of a project to learn more about how undervine groundcovers can reduce herbicide use and vine vigor in vinifera wine grapes. See also the August 2011 issue of Appellation Cornell for more viticulture and enology news.

Cornell Orchards is scheduled to open for the season August 23. More information coming soon.

Congratulations to Polyxeni (Cheni) Filios ‘08, a master’s degree candidate in horticulture. Cheni received the Goldsmith Seeds Floriculture Business Advancement Scholarship from Syngenta. Her graduate studies are focusing on the potential harmful effects that can occur in floriculture crops when passing from the producer to the consumer, as well as post-harvest degradation that occurs throughout the floriculture chain.

Scott Peters

Scott Peters

You can now follow the Cornell Garden-Based Learning program on Facebook. You can also follow the program’s Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners website on Facebook.

Associate professor Scott Peters ‘chat in the stacks’ at Mann Library on Democracy and Higher Education Traditions and Stories of Civic Engagement is now available in both video and audio podcasts.

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