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Research and engagement

Archer strawberries
New strawberry hits the sweet spot

Bred to be hardy, Cornell’s newest strawberry variety packs intense flavor into a bigger berry.

cracked earth
Students absorb lessons on dealing with drought

Students dive into water saving solutions to combat local drought conditions.

testing a beetle as a biocontrol for water chestnut, an invasive aquatic plant
Bugs may be the answer to controlling invasive plants

Where herbicides have failed, a leaf beetle may succeed in controlling the invasive water chestnut plant.

technician works on smart meter
Researchers aim to unleash 'smart meter' potential

NSF award will allow researchers to create, test and optimize new residential electric storage systems.