Global food security and the demand for high-yield grain crops with high nutritional value are the most urgent drivers of modern plant sciences due to the current trend of population growth, global climate change, and decreasing arable land resources. In this regard, micronutrients iron, copper and zinc are required for crop growth, fertility and grain yield. These micronutrients are also essential components of the human diet. The bread wheat is a globally important crop and is a major source of calories and revenue in Ukraine.
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.
The project seeks to understand the determinants and dynamics of rural to urban migration in contemporary Ethiopia.
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.
“Drone Discovery” is the 2016 4-H National Youth Science Day Challenge sponsored by the National 4-H Council. New York 4-H, the 4-H Geospatial Sciences Program and CCE Broome County educators developed the Challenge. It is comprised of activities for youth to introduce them to the science, technology, engineering and math of unmanned aerial vehicles and delivered as a kit of supplies for science inquiry.
Sustainability is a widely touted management goal for agricultural systems, but given the wide range of concepts and management practices that can be classified as sustainable, identifying the specific research needs of farmers and ultimately consumers is challenging and not entirely self-evident. The commonly used concept of sustainability encompasses environmental, economic, and social components.
The Cultural Triangle is the most significant cluster of cultural institutions in Brooklyn. These include the Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Brooklyn Library and Prospect Park.
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.
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.
Hands-on IPM workshops for Christmas tree growers were held around the state in 2016. Some were held on farm, one at a nursery and one at a CCE office. There were approximately 80 participants.