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In How Long Does a Pumpkin Last? (The Salt, NPR’s food blog, Oct. 24), Steve Reiners offers tips for how to make your pumpkin — carved or not — last longer.

Terence RobinsonResearchers get grants to sweeten New York apple crop (Cornell Chronicle, Oct. 26) reports on an $80,000 NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets grant that will enable Terence Robinson (right) to apply weather data to predict the apple trees’ carbohydrate supplies and demand status, factors that affect their receptiveness to chemical thinning. “If this project can help even half of New York’s apple growers achieve optimum fruit size on 25,000 acres of apples, it will have a potential economic impact of $100,000 to $175,000 annually,” Robinson said.

To Combat Climate Change, Prof. Wolfe Looks to Soil Health (Cornell Daily Sun, October 17) profiles David Wolfe.

Custodians debut green building care program at Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva (Station News, Oct. 6). After a month of testing, and the system is both environmentally friendly and safer for human health.

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