China’s Yunnan province, home to some of the world’s most remote and distinctive ecological communities, is facing growing pressure to develop with the rest of the country. A UW–Chinese collaboration run through CALS sends researchers to explore how best to preserve biodiversity and foster sustainable livelihoods in the region.
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For Wisconsin farmers dealing with wild swings in weather, adaptation is the key.
If you read labels in the cereal aisle, you know that oats are among the heart-healthiest of foods. And they may soon be even more so. CALS oat breeder John Mochon has developed a variety with significantly higher levels of beta glucan, the soluble fiber that nutritionists liken to a sponge that traps cholesterol-rich acids [...]
Wisconsin growers may have the greenest potato on the planet. So why can't you get it at your supermarket? It's complicated.
Helping farmers in Eastern Europe increase yields.