State supports food processing tech with $600,000 in funding

ITHACA, N.Y. – At a Sept. 14 press conference, New York State Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R-54th Dist., announced $600,000 in state funds to bring a new food processing technology to Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, New York. The Hiperbaric 55, which captures fresh taste and extends shelf life while ensuring […]

Apple Breeder known for SnapDragon and RubyFrost varieties named Director of Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station

Susan K. Brown, the Herman M. Cohn Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was made the Goichman Family Director of New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, NY on January 2, 2015. Having served as associate director since July 1, 2013, Brown’s administrative accomplishments include leading the NYSAES strategic planning process, in concert […]

Predators delay pest resistance to Bt crops

ITHACA, N.Y. – Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects. Steady exposure has prompted concern that pests will develop resistance to these proteins, making Bt plants ineffective. Cornell research shows that the combination of natural enemies, such as ladybeetles, with Bt crops delays a pest’s ability to […]