Cornell receives U.K. support to fight global wheat supply threats

Cornell University is to receive $10.5 million in U.K. aid investment from the British people to help an international consortium of plant breeders, pathologists and surveillance experts overcome diseases hindering global food security efforts. The funds for the four-year Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) project will build on a…

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Extension hosts New York fruit and vegetable growers

For commercial fruit and vegetable growers in New York state, winter is a time of reflection, preparation and guarded optimism. It’s also a time to hone one’s craft through continuing education and consumption of research-based analysis. A buffet of that insight drew more than 800 attendees to the 2017 Empire…

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Tanzania partners with Cornell-affiliated NextGen Cassava

Tanzania recently became a partner of the Cornell-based Next Generation Cassava Breeding project (NextGen), joining Nigeria and Uganda in the global effort to improve cassava breeding in Africa. This partnership is expected to enhance the project’s efforts to improve livelihoods for African cassava farmers. “Tanzania has one of the foremost cassava breeding…

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Digital agriculture report looks to data-driven future

Cornell experts issued a report this week outlining the opportunities and challenges facing New York state’s farmers and food producers as emerging digital technologies shape the agriculture industry. For the report, Harold van Es, professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS), and Joshua Woodard of the Charles H. Dyson School of…

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Science Cabaret’s chicken lecture went over easy

Nobody flew the coop at the packed Nov. 15 Science Cabaret that featured Jarra Jagne, D.V.M. ’90, a senior extension associate at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, and Marlie Lukach ’20, talking chicken. Jagne and Lukach offered technical details on the physiology of chickens, chick embryonic development, the wide variety of…

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Soil scientist speaks on land degradation at COP22

In a presentation to global leaders battling issues of climate change and feeding a burgeoning world population, Dawit Solomon, Cornell senior research associate in crop and soil science, explained food security solutions – such as adding biochar to poor agricultural soil – to combat Earth’s atmospheric warming. Solomon presented his…

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Farm to School – One Health in Policy & Practice

Farm to school programs are rapidly gaining popularity as public health nutrition interventions in the United States. These programs provide fresh, whole food choices for cafeterias, classroom snacks, before- and after-school programs, early childhood centers, and summer meal sites. There are clear benefits to providing healthy, nutritious food options to…

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$1.2M grant to help Cornell eradicate potato pest

Cornell’s long-standing battle against a major potato pest is getting a $1.2 million boost in new state funding. The destructiveness of the golden nematode, currently quarantined to eight New York counties, threatens the state’s annual $73 million potato crop. For decades, a partnership between Cornell and government scientists has kept…

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Elizabeth Bihn (Food)

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Senior Extension Associate, Department of Food Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Director of the Produce Safety Alliance and program coordinator for the National Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Program Research and outreach extension focus on microbial risk reduction in all aspects of fresh fruit and vegetable production particularly worker…

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