Updated : Nov 13, 2019 in Research Articles

After trade deal, unhealthy foods flowed into Central America, Dominican Republic, study finds

BUFFALO, N.Y. — How do free trade agreements impact diet and health? A study on a trade deal between the U.S. and smaller, developing countries…

Updated : Nov 12, 2019 in Announcement

Eurofins BioDiagnostics Joins the International Phytobiomes Alliance

The International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research is pleased to announce that Eurofins BioDiagnostics (EBDI ) has joined the organization as a sponsoring partner. The Phytobiomes…

Updated : Nov 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Helping quinoa brave the heat

November 6, 2019 – Quinoa is a healthy food many know and love. As its popularity grows, more farmers are interested in planting it. However, the…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Research Articles

Non-GM produce earns ‘halo effect’ under new labeling laws

ITHACA, N.Y. – Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified” in a new Cornell University study…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Announcement

Viticulture gets a boost with yield predicting, threat detecting robots

ITHACA, N.Y. – For grape growers, accurately predicting each season’s yield is key to a successful harvest. Underpredict, and you won’t have enough labor on…

Updated : Oct 29, 2019 in Research Articles

Decoding plant chatter could lead to stronger crops

Creating hardy crops to feed and fuel the world's growing population requires many hands - and minds - to accomplish.University of Delaware's Jeffrey Caplan, associate…

Updated : Oct 28, 2019 in Feature

Project partners researchers, librarians and AI to fight hunger

ITHACA, N.Y. – For smallholder farmers in the developing world, adopting crops hardy enough to adapt to the droughts, floods, heat waves and frosts of…

Updated : Oct 28, 2019 in Feature

CCE connects local farms, foodies through Taste NY

ITHACA, N.Y. – On a recent morning at JADA Hill Farm in Deposit, New York, Ziggy, a 5-month-old Nigerian dwarf goat, playfully head-butted a sister…

Updated : Oct 24, 2019 in Feature

Micro-satellites offer a fresh view of NYS agriculture

ITHACA, N.Y. – The seeds of space exploration are being planted in several New York state vineyards. They’ve also been attached to dairy cows. And…

Updated : Oct 23, 2019 in Feature

Eastern Broccoli Project on track to meet $100M goal

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Eastern Broccoli Project began in 2010 with the goal of growing a $100 million broccoli industry in the Eastern U.S. in…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Announcement

Ag-to-energy farmland use is focus of new $2.4M grant

ITHACA, N.Y. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation have awarded a three-year, $2.4 million grant to a team of Cornell…

Updated : Oct 15, 2019 in Research Articles

New report says accelerating global agricultural productivity growth is critical

The 2019 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, "Productivity Growth for Sustainable Diets, and More," released today by Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, shows agricultural…

Updated : Oct 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Private property, not productivity, precipitated Neolithic agricultural revolution

Humankind first started farming in Mesopotamia about 11,500 years ago. Subsequently, the practices of cultivating crops and raising livestock emerged independently at perhaps a dozen…

Updated : Oct 10, 2019 in Feature

Linking soil and environmental health

October 10, 2019— Soil health is in large part rediscovery of old concepts (e.g. soil tilth and quality), but now receiving renewed attention due to…

Updated : Oct 10, 2019 in Research Articles

Secrets to climate change adaptation uncovered in the European corn borer moth

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (October 10, 2019)—A team of biologists led by Tufts University has found two genes that may permit some insect species to survive climate…

Updated : Oct 09, 2019 in Announcement

$1M Walmart Foundation grant to fund Tata-Cornell ag study

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE  FOR RELEASE:  October 9, 2019 Rebecca Valli office: 607-255-6035 cell: 607-793-1025 [email protected]   $1M Walmart Foundation grant to fund Tata-Cornell…

Updated : Oct 08, 2019 in Feature

Datasets can lead to risk-reducing solutions in agriculture

October 8, 2019 — Farming is like the stock market: past crop yields do not necessarily predict future crop yields. And, farming is hard work.…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Exceedingly Dry, Warm September in N.J.

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 3, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor David A. Robinson, the New Jersey State Climatologist, can provide insight on one of the driest and warmest Septembers…

Updated : Sep 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Assessing the effects of climate change on future wheat production

Wheat is the world’s largest rain-fed crop in terms of harvested area and supplies about 20% of all calories consumed by humans. A new study…

Updated : Sep 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Turning up the heat for weed control

Weeds are thieves. They steal nutrients, sunlight and water from our food crops. In the case of sugarcane, yield refers to the amount of biomass…

Updated : Sep 24, 2019 in Feature

Upcoming: Embracing the Digital Environment Meeting

September 24, 2019 – The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America will host Embracing the Digital…

Updated : Sep 16, 2019 in Research Articles

Reduce, reuse, recycle: the future of phosphorus

September 16, 2019 - When Hennig Brandt discovered the element phosphorus in 1669, it was a mistake. He was really looking for gold. But his…

Updated : Sep 12, 2019 in Feature

Machine learning in agriculture: scientists are teaching computers to diagnose soybean stress

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University scientists are working toward a future in which farmers can use unmanned aircraft to spot, and even predict, disease…

Updated : Sep 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Breeders release new flaxseed cultivar with higher yield

September 11, 2019 - The small but mighty flaxseed has many health benefits for humans, as well as other important uses. Yield, and therefore profits,…

Updated : Sep 06, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Experts Can Discuss Invasive Spotted Lanternfly in N.J.

New Brunswick, N.J. (Sept. 6, 2019) – With the invasive spotted lanternfly now in parts of eight counties in New Jersey, Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor…

Updated : Sep 05, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Dorian slams Southeast at peak harvest season: soil and crops at risk

As Dorian continues to make its way up the East Coast this week, agriculture producers are warned extreme weather and flooding could devastate crops. Two…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Pioneering new tech to recover 100% phosphorus and biocrude from manure and sludge

An engineer from Aarhus University has received EU funding for the launch of a new research project, which can have far-reaching and ground-breaking significance for…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists to use advances in 3D imaging to predict effects of rising CO2 levels on crops

ST. LOUIS, MO, September 4, 2019 - Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are higher than at any point in the past 800,000 years and in 2017,…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Agrivoltaics proves mutually beneficial across food, water, energy nexus

Building resilience in renewable energy and food production is a fundamental challenge in today's changing world, especially in regions susceptible to heat and drought. Agrivoltaics,…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Aiming to improve nutrition with ‘orange corn,’ NutraMaize receives funding

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A project that began as part of an ongoing humanitarian effort to improve nutrition in low-income countries has received more than…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Wiley and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association announce new partnership

HOBOKEN, N.J.--September 3, 2019 -- John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE: JW-A) (NYSE: JW-B) announced today a new partnership with the Agricultural & Applied Economics…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Deer browsing is not stopping the densification of Eastern forests

Selective browsing by white-tailed deer has been blamed by many for changing the character and composition of forest understories in the eastern U.S.; however, its…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Unique multi-institute research to harness untapped reservoir of plant genes for bioenergy

ST. LOUIS, MO, September 3, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a major initiative important for the development of bioenergy crops…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Impact of climate change on global banana yields revealed

Climate change could negatively impact banana cultivation in some of the world's most important producing and exporting countries, a study has revealed. Bananas are recognised…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers determine pollen abundance and diversity in pollinator-dependent crops

CORVALLIS, Ore. - A new study provides valuable insights into pollen abundance and diversity available to honeybee colonies employed in five major pollinator-dependent crops in…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Hand- versus machine-harvested juice and cider apples: A comparison of phenolic profiles

MOUNT VERNON, WASHINGTON--Hand-harvested versus Machine-harvested Juice and Cider Apples: A Comparison of Phenolic Profiles A study out of Washington State University sought to determine if…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Feature Expert

Maturity becomes a concern as corn harvest approaches

AMES, Iowa – Prepare for a long harvest season.Planting delays in Iowa last spring could prevent a significant portion of this year’s corn crop from…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Burgundy wine grapes tell climate story, show warming accelerated in past 30 years

A newly published series of dates of grape harvest covering the past 664 years is the latest line of evidence confirming how unusual the climate…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Nuclear Winter Would Threaten Nearly Everyone on Earth

If the United States and Russia waged an all-out nuclear war, much of the land in the Northern Hemisphere would be below freezing in the…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists call for infiltration to be better incorporated into land surface models

Soil scientists can't possibly be everywhere at once to study every bit of soil across the planet. Plus, soils are constantly changing. Conditions like weather…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

New DNA sequencer method achieves early-stage and broad-range detection of wheat diseases

Plant diseases, especially those caused by fungal pathogens, jeopardize global crop biosecurity and preventing them requires rapid detection and identification of causal agents. Traditional methods…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Grassland biodiversity is blowing in the wind

Temperate grasslands are the most endangered but least protected ecosystems on Earth. Grassland restorations are crucial for recovering this important but highly degraded ecosystem. Restored…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Fires in Amazon Rainforests

New Brunswick, N.J. (Aug. 27, 2019) – With numerous fires raging in ecologically priceless Amazon rainforests, Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Laura C. Schneider can comment…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

New biosensor provides insight into the stress behaviour of plants

They are tiny signalling molecules that play important roles in many processes in living organisms. However, the exact function of these substances is often still…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Mediating the trade-off — How plants decide between growth or defense

Grow or defend yourself - a decision plants need to make on a daily basis, due to their inability to do both simultaneously. For a…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

New way to bump off ticks: Dry up their saliva (video)

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2019 -- Saliva from a tick's bite can transmit pathogens that cause serious illnesses, such as Lyme disease, and significant agricultural…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

The flavor of chocolate is developed during the processing of the cocoa beans

Just as we have seen an increase in the number of microbreweries making specialty beers, the market for chocolate has also developed, so there are…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Strawberries: The tasty fruit with a tainted environmental legacy and an uncertain future

Are the glory days of California's strawberry industry gone for good? That's the conclusion of Julie Guthman, author of the new book, Wilted: Pathogens, Chemicals,…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Monster tumbleweed: Invasive new species is here to stay

A new species of gigantic tumbleweed once predicted to go extinct is not only here to stay -- it's likely to expand its territory. The…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Cleaning pollutants from water with pollen and spores — without the ‘achoo!’ (video)

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2019 -- In addition to their role in plant fertilization and reproduction, pollens and spores have another, hidden talent: With a…