Grower adoption of Cornell research-based recommendations including narrow plant spacing and alternative mulches dramatically reduce losses from bacterial bulb decay and increase profitability, thus sustaining the small-scale onion industry.
Eggs contain approximately 200 mg of cholesterol. This project will determine how much of this cholesterol is needed for chick embryo development and will determine the consequences of cholesterol deficiency for the developing embryo.
The stakeholder meetings met two purposes. They were used to provide information about the New York Renewable Fuels Roadmap and Sustainable Feedstock Supply Assessment topics, considerations, and planned research approach to New York stakeholders and the general public. They also provided the opportunity to obtain feedback and data through a listening session and written general comments.
Verbenas are one of the most popular and profitable of the flowers grown as spring bedding plants for sale in containers or hanging baskets. Greenhouse growers have found verbenas problematic to produce because some cultivars are highly prone to powdery mildew and information on their susceptibility was not available. This project has developed data to help growers make informed choices about which verbenas to grow that will not need frequent fungicide applications to stay free from powdery mildew.
The Cornell Small Farms Program finds and delivers relevant knowledge and information to small farms of New York State and beyond. We bring together farmers and other stakeholders to prioritize small farm focused research and extension needs and form teams to address them.
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) educators are Cornell University’s front line in helping New York field crop producer clientele with crop production and pest management issues. Keeping CCE personnel informed on the latest information and developments helps us meet Cornell’s high standards for extension outreach and provides clientele with quality, pertinent, timely and user-friendly programs and resources that maximize our educational impacts.
1) We are working with a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team to quantify the environmental impacts of biofuel production in New York state.
Poor health, particularly mental health, traps low income families in food insecurity.
As the uses for biomass evolve, there will be a need to develop and adapt agricultural equipment for planting, harvesting, and processing the variety of plants that could be used.
Three 3-year fellowships will help train plant breeders to use modern techniques to improve the abundance and safety of the U.S. food supply in a sustainable way.