Willing weather brings beautiful blueberries, superb strawberries this year

Marvin Pritts, a horticulture professor at Cornell University, explains how recent weather conditions have made this year promising for fruit growers. Bio: https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/people/marvin-pritts Pritts says: “We are experiencing a good strawberry crop and anticipate an outstanding blueberry crop. Blueberry fruits have a waxy skin that sheds water so they are much less susceptible to fruit […]

NY grows greater greenhouse crops with less energy

ITHACA, N.Y. – A public-private consortium led by researchers at Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is poised to match consumer appetite for increased, local vegetable production with reduced greenhouse energy consumption. The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering consortium is being launched to transform the way greenhouses operate in order to reduce electricity use up […]

Cornell launches new School of Integrative Plant Science with $35M investment

ITHACA, N.Y. – Plant and soil scientists at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been sowing the seeds of sustainability, food security and improved human health for more than a century. A new initiative will help position the college for the future and create a new face for the plant and soil […]

New N.Y. wine law will benefit industry

New N.Y. wine law will benefit industry Bradley Rickard, assistant professor at Cornell and leading expert in the economics of horticultural markets, comments on new legislation allowing roadside farm market stands to sell wine as well as expand wine trails designations on state roadways. Rickard says: “Similar to laws that have allowed wineries to sell […]