• Darwin string thinner
    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.

  • Hemp Summit Looks at New York's Next Big Cash Crop

    With state officials embracing industrial hemp as a lucrative addition to New York agriculture, Extension specialists from Harvest New York, South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team and the North Country Regional Ag Team will play a key role in helping New Yorkers navigate agricultural and economic issues.

  • 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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Maureen Waller

Research focused on what major transitions in parenting and family structure have meant to families in low-income communities.