The Northern Grapes Project aims at developing research-based viticulture, enology, and marketing recommendations for novel cold-climate wine grape cultivars that support a growing rural small-winery industry in the upper Midwest and New England.
Davies spent one year (2011-2012) as a Jefferson Fellow in residence at the Department of State in Washington DC, serving as a senior science adviser to the office of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Textile Trade Affairs in the Bureau of Economics and Business. The Fellow position continues with Davies in the role of consultant.
Face to face discussion with key leaders and volunteers in 55 CCE county horticulture/gardening education programs about our statewide effort around developing a consistent inquiry response system/approach and identify existing practices and gaps in skills and knowledge cultivating quality two-way communication between campus and county programs as well as an understanding that some fundamental communication infrastructure and current resources are needed as a first step in becoming more consistent and efficient in responding to NYS citizen's inquiries related to gardening.
Many homeowners have conflicts with nuisance wildlife. We have developed a curriculum for managing nuisance wildlife specifically targeted for wildlife control operators. The course contains two printed books, online web content, and a certification exam.
Plant and Life Sciences Publishing (PALS), formerly the Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES), publishes books written by faculty and used in educational workshops, in college courses, for agricultural business management and for self-directed learning. PALS manages more than 120 titles, distributes 9,000 to 20,000 books per year and publishes new books. Book categories include: home and garden, commercial horticulture, greenhouse management,forage production, personal finance, natural resources and forestry, and composting.
The purpose of this project was to provide food importers with information about the current status of the safety of imported foods.
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.
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.
The Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP) is a participatory adult learning program designed to create and support reciprocal educational experiences between Cornell students and Cornell employees.
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.