February 26, 2019, in service to the vineyards, the Grape Genetic Research Unit, located at Cornell AgriTech, is a team of USDA-ARS scientists who are closely integrated with Cornell faculty, researchers and extension associates. For more than 30 years, USDA and Cornell AgriTech researchers have collaborated to learn about the genetics of grapes and use that information to improve grape quality, disease resistance and adaptability to New York state’s climate.
- (Dr. Jacobs-Young) Schumer Pushes for Funding for Geneva’s Grape Genetics Research Unit | Finger Lakes Daily News Finger Lakes Daily News*
April 19, 2018, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is urging the USDA’s Agriculture Research Service to provide a robust investment in new equipment for the Grape Genetics Research Unit in Geneva.
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