The Cornell Program on Dairy Markets and Policy (CPDMP) educates current and future leaders on the basic economic principles and characteristics relevant to dairy markets and policy. This includes working with members of industry and government agencies and teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, CPDMP provides and interprets market and policy information and assists and advises members of industry and policy makers as they seek to understand or develop dairy policies or new marketing institutions, mechanisms, and practices.
We have isolated, tested and field tested three strains of insect-attacking nematodes that are adapted to New York conditions against alfalfa snout beetle. All three strains are effective in killing the insect. A total of 189 fields across northern New York have been inoculated with the nematode to start reducing the alfalfa snout beetle populations, which are frequently one million beetles to the acre.
I have had numerous interviews regarding current policy issues (debt, deficits, sequesters, stimulus, etc.) on radio, TV and in print. This has included appearances on local TV and radio as well as newspapers, and also nationally syndicated appearances on TV, radio and in print.
This project documents all the archaeologically excavated gardens of the ancient Roman Empire. It summarizes the results of the findings and provides photographs, drawings, and reconstructions of each garden.
Class is taught entitled: Pesticides the Environment and Human Health. Discussion of the risks, benefits, regulation,
uses, politics, and current controversies
associated with pesticide use.
This is a horticulture-based project working on the needs of the dry bean and potato industries in New York.
The overall project deals with the phenomenon of polyploidy (whole genome duplication), which is a major force in the evolution of wild and domesticated plant species.
Tree-fruit producers in New York state must increase their efficiency of production to remain competitive. Over the last 20 years, our research and extension project has helped growers increase yields, increase fruit quality and stay competitive in a global market.
Of the major global biophysical systems, the nitrogen cycle has been altered by human activity more than that of any other element. The impacts on our coastal resources are huge, as evidenced by the degradation of the majority of our coastal ecosystems both in the U.S. and globally. Our research focuses on evaluating the consequences of nitrogen pollution in coastal ecosystems, determining the sources of nitrogen pollution in the landscape and evaluating steps that society can take to alleviate the problem.
This research aims to investigate how the auditory system and other time-based senses encode and recognize complex features of natural stimuli.