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New apple varieties, NY 1 and NY 2, will soon be added to the list of 64 named cultivars developed by Cornell plant
 

Summary:  New apple varieties, NY 1 and NY 2, will soon be added to
the list of 64 named cultivars developed by Cornell plant
breeders at Geneva,buildingonanextraordinary118-year
recordofCornell-NYSAEScontributionstotheprofitability
ofthenation'ssecondleadingappleindustry($250million).
Morethan140NewYorkStategrowersareplanningtoplant
900,000treesofthenewlicensedvarietiesforbothdirect
andwholesalemarketson948acresbetween2012and2015.
NYSAES faculty and Cornell Cooperative Extension specialists
form the front line in the battle against invasive pests and
diseasesthatcontinuetothreatenNewYorkfieldsandforests.
Topreventmajoreconomiclossestogrowers,ourscientists
detectandmitigatethreatsin"rapid-response"fashion,
mobilizingtheireffortsonPlumPoxVirus,SwedeMidge,
LeekBudMoth,IrisYellowSpotVirusandotherstoprotect
valuableagriculturalresources.
Ourresearchersareturningfallowlandintofuel.Thousands
of acres of marginal land are now being utilized in the
production of bioenergy crops,includingshrubwillow
developedbyplantbreedersatNYSAESincollaborationwith

  

Source: Angenent, Lars T. - Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

 

Collections: Renewable Energy; Engineering