How did this apple get to my grocery store? Can we grow lettuce year-round in New York? What does farming have to do with dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico? We will be telling the stories of the science behind how food gets to your table to answer these questions and more.
Samurai Wasp vs. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Have you seen a brown marmorated stink bug? If you live in most of the US, the answer is probably yes. It has spread to at least 43 states and Washington, DC and damages crops and gets inside houses to keep warm over the winter. Besides that, it is resistant to many insecticides based on its body shape. So what can we do?
we talk with Peter Jentsch, an entomologist at Cornell University's Hudson Valley Laboratory, about a potential solution with a fierce name, the Samurai Wasp.
Nitrogen in the field and environment
Have you ever thought about the connection between the food we eat, how we grow it, and the environment around it? Or even further afield, like does how we farm in Nebraska have an impact on life in the Gulf of Mexico? In this episode, we talk to Professor Harold van Es from Cornell University's School of Integrative Plant Science, Soil and Crop Sciences Section about how we can better manage the amount of nitrogen fertilizer to protect the environment near and far from the field.
Cider is booming. The market for cider has grown nine fold since 2010, and New York state is spearheading this growth, with more than 70 cider producers, more than in any other state. But what does it take to make good cider? From the orchard to the shelf, we’ll find out what it takes to make and grow a cider apple, and how the cider industry is growing and changing.
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Coming soon! This is a podcast about the stories behind the science of how food gets to your table. Brought to you by Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. With support from Cornell Agritech at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY and Cornell Cooperative Extension.
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