Sep 5, 2017
USDA pledges additional funds for nematode research

Researchers at Cornell University will receive new tools to help fight two species of nematode thanks to money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Associated Press reports that U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced Friday, Sept. 1, that the USDA has committed $400,000 to Cornell University’s Nematode Quarantine Laboratory.

The funds will be used to update equipment at the lab, which studies control measure for the golden nematode and pale cyst nematode.

The grant comes after New York officials recently approved $1.2 million to build a new lab.

Schumer announced the funds while visiting the lab.


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