Wineries are changing their tasting sheets as a result of our findings. They are only including objective descriptors in the tasting sheets. The wineries have increased sales performance a a result.
We are currently writing this book, based on the findings and analysis of the project originally called "Unions and the integration of immigrant workers" (see separate impact item). The book will present evidence from four countries, together with a cross-national comparative analysis and policy recommendations. We are also developing a companion website.
The Northeast ADA Center provides training, technical assistance, and information to individuals and organizations in New York, New Jersey, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico on the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990.
This project investigates issues involving financial markets and investment decision making (both individual and corporate decision making). The project also focuses on the application of finance and financial markets to development economics.
We study the evolution and function of mammalian and bacterial genomes using computers as our microscope.
New, cold-hardy wine grape varieties released by the University of Minnesota and private breeders have created a new industry in cold-climate areas where it was previously impossible to grow grapes because of winter low temperatures. New vineyards and wineries (300) are being started by new producers. Research is needed to maximize the benefit of these new varieties to produce products that consumers will like and convert these 'startup businesses' into 'sustainably profitable businesses,' supporting rural economic development in 12 Northeastern and Midwestern states.
This project strives to improve food availability, nutrition and health in eastern India and Africa while providing opportunities for diversification of income and consequent economic and social advancement of the rural poor and women in particular.
The project aims to strengthen both the agricultural education and extension systems in these institutions by addressing cross-cutting areas, including governance, gender and equity, innovative education programs, and modern information and communication technology.
We are studying the patterns of attack by insect herbivores on plants in order to both more fully understand why some plants are vulnerable to herbivory and to use our understanding to manipulate such interactions in pest control. The work involves field biology, chemical ecology, genetics, and entomology. We study the interactions between plants and their pests and strongly believe in the synergy between basic and applied work.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC is co-leading a 2.5 year national project that involves approximately 60 schools in 4 States in a randomized controlled trial examining effects of school gardens on fruit and vegetable consumption and other outcomes.
I am part of a four-member regional agricultural extension team called the Lake Ontario Fruit Program. We work with commercial tree fruit and berry growers and other industry personnel, principally in Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, and Wayne counties. My area of programming is fruit quality management. I deal mainly with post-harvest and storage issues and have projects to extend shelf life, fruit quality, profitability, and sustainability.