President David Skorton touted the new CARE-Cornell venture as the “first-ever” partnership between a major NGO, or non-governmental organization, and a single university in a speech about Cornell’s dedication to community service on Wednesday.
A recent nematode outbreak is threatening New York’s $24.5 million garlic industry. The pest, Ditylenchus dipsaci, has over 100 vegetable hosts and has shown up in soil tests to be present in 17 New York counties to date.
When hurricane Irene hit the Northeast in August, torrential rains imposed severe damage on certain crops important to local farmers. Though the Ithaca Farmers Market still boasts an array of produce this fall, many popular autumn crops such as pumpkins and winter squash will be in lower supply this season.
Prof. Ian Merwin PhD ’90, horticulture, works at Cornell and internationally to improve the sustainability of fruit horticulture. He is a part of the National Germplasm Committee for Apples, travels around the world, has his own farm and sells produce at the Ithaca Farmers Market.
Dilmun Hill Student Farm provides a hands-on experience for students and MacDaniels Nut Grove are student-run research centers that work on developing sustainable agriculture practices. The Dilmun Hill student farm uses organic practices to grow its produce.
“The future of eating food will be delicious,” announced Dan Barber, a world-renowned chef and owner of the Blue Hill Restaurants in Westchester County and Manhattan. Barber gave a lecture, “Cultivating Flavor- a Recipe for the Recipe” at Call Auditorium on Monday.