Plants to beat the first summer heat

The National Weather Service warns of above-normal temperatures for the northeastern region of the United States through Thursday. Cornell University experts comment on the year’s first summer heat and explain how it may affect plants. Jessica Spaccio is a climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University and recently helped create a tool […]

Three new alfalfa varieties combat beetles, leafhoppers, tricky soil

ITHACA, N.Y. – Dairy and other livestock farmers in the northern U.S. have three new alfalfa options this growing season – all pioneered by Cornell University researchers as a way to combat devastating pests, increase yields and improve forage quality. Developed by Donald Viands, a professor of plant breeding and genetics in the School of […]

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 […]