• Cuomo signs bill, invests in industrial hemp at Cornell event

    New legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on July 12 removes legal obstacles impeding access to hemp seed in a bid to streamline research and farming opportunities in New York.

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    Lake Ontario Fruit Team partners with growers to study orchard innovation

    As apple blossom thinning chemicals come under fire, Cornell Cooperative Extension's (CCE) Mario Miranda Sazo, orchard management and mechanization specialist with CCE’s Lake Ontario Fruit Team, recently completed a three-year study on a mechanical thinning alternative. The research project - the largest study of its kind in North America - was conducted in partnership with Lamont Fruit Farm in Waterport, New York.

  • Agriculture career day exposes teens to diverse field

    From dairy robotics and precision farming technology to the chemistry of wine making and integrated pest management, jobs in agriculture dot a diverse and varied career map in the Finger Lakes. Helping area high school students navigate ag-related vocational opportunities was goal of the 2017 Building the Agricultural Intellect of the Finger Lakes Youth Career Day April 26.

  • Extension helps North Country grow grapes, wine community

    Growing grapes in northeastern New York and Vermont requires a hardy vine and a committed hand. Offering wineries a helping hand with the agriculture, viticulture and commercial challenges of growing grapes in a rugged climate are researchers and extension educators from Cornell and the University of Vermont. The partnership was on display at the 2017 Northeastern New York and Vermont Grape School.

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Karl Pillemer

Research focused on aging and the family, long-term and palliative care, developing models for translational research, and studies of elder wisdom.