Posts by Erin Rodger

Erin Rodger is the Senior Manager of the Cornell AgriTech Office of Marketing and Communications. She can be reached at
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Cornell AgriTech Launches Hops Breeding Program

By Erin Rodger / October 4, 2021

A $300,000 investment from New York state has paved the way for a new hops breeding program at Cornell AgriTech, which will grow and develop signature New York hops varieties…

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An image of the Cherry Ember tomato shows bright red skin with yellow stripes.

New Cherry Ember Tomato Reveals Stripey Charm, Bright Flavor

By Erin Rodger / April 5, 2021

This new cherry tomato variety from Cornell AgriTech provides improved yield and shelf-life while enhancing both visual and culinary appeal.  Cherry tomatoes are a staple in home gardens, farm fields and local food…

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A tractor uses a mechanical thinner in a Cornell AgriTech orchard.

Study Charts How Orchards Can Leverage Mechanical Thinning and Pruning without Spreading Fire Blight

By Erin Rodger / January 11, 2021

Apple fire blight is a devastating disease that causes an estimated $100 million of damage in U.S. orchards annually.  Pruning an apple orchard comes with many rewards for commercial apple growers…

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