This project uses interdisciplinary approaches to provide the fundamental insights on the role of a micronutrient copper in pollen development and fertility in a model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. This project will also help to explain how a newly discovered protein CIT1 and another protein SPL7 coordinate copper uptake and delivery to the reproductive organs of Arabidopsis thaliana to orchestrate pollen development and fertility.
As educators struggle to balance competing demands on time, they continue to voice a need for outstanding program planning resources that are relevant and readily available. Many frequently speak to the importance of an outdated publication from the early 90s which had considerable content value, but until recently existed as an obsolete PDF and which was in need of updating.
Under this activity, I will work with a panel of scientists appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations to monitor the achievement of global goals of sustainable development and the lessons that can be drawn for policies worldwide
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences annually organizes teaching workshops to provide new ideas for faculty members to enhance the learning experiences of students as they prepare to become leaders in society.
Through interviews with farmers and agricultural service providers, and other community and economic development organizations, The Our Farms, Our Stories Project sought to better understand and communicate the needs and opportunities of Tioga County's farms and farmers, particularly in the context of broader community and economic develompent.
The website provides knowledge about poverty risk for the individual, and for individuals in other categories of risk. This permits individuals to know their risk in comparison to others. The website has been viewed 758,000 times as of February 12, 2017
Bumble bees are important pollinators of crops and wildflowers, but pesticides and parasites have been linked to their declines. This study seeks to compare the performance of experimental bumble bee colonies across landscapes (natural and suburban areas) and farming practices (conventional agriculture and organic agriculture). The research is being conducted by a Masters student, Nelson Milano.
The objective of this project was to develop a modular workshop-style program for teaching turf managers how to diagnose insect pest problems. Participants work with pin, point, and gel-mounted insect specimens and keys (non-taxonomic, included at end of statement) to learn basic identification of adult and immature stages of common turf pests. Participants also learn field diagnosis of common damage symptoms along with treatment thresholds and other decision making criteria.
This webinar series is offered every Thursday from 1-2pm from November thru March. The webinars focus on the latest dairy research and practical on farm information for dairy producers.
Despite the increasing demand for crop pollination and growing consumer preference toward local honey, NYS beekeepers are experiencing excessive and unsustainable colony losses. These losses totaled 54% in 2014 alone, exceeding what beekeepers consider economically sustainable (15-20%) and the national average (42%). The prevalence of Varroa, Nosema, and viruses in colonies, as well as beekeepers’ management practices used to control them, are currently unknown for NYS. These parasites and pathogens have negative implications on NYS agriculture.