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  • A clear resin disc containing eight numbered insects for comparative display.
    Posted on March 8, 2024

      Research by CALS scientists and their collaborators finds that ticks can harbor transmissible amounts of prions, the protein particles that cause chronic wasting disease […]

  • Rows of soybean plants.
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      215: That’s the number of soybean varieties tested in the Wisconsin Soybean Performance Trials in 2023. The trials are conducted each year in an […]

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      As an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences, Julie Dawson studies plant genetics and breeding as well […]

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      For William Campbell MS’54, PhD’57, the path to a Nobel Prize started with a fluke — specifically, a sheep liver fluke. During a school […]

  • Micah Robinson bends a short length of sheet metal using an apparatus with three large cylindrical rollers that he designed.
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      Make “cool stuff.” That’s what Micah Robinson BS’23, MSx’25 wanted to do in the Biological Systems Engineering Shop. Thanks to the Martin and Kathleen […]

  • A large wheel of yellow brick cheese with a red and white label displaying the name "Cranniverscherry" and "175" for the 175th anniversary of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bobby Wunnicke walking on the side of a rural road.
    Posted on November 2, 2023

      The South Shore of northern Wisconsin — where Bayfield County meets Lake Superior — is known for its natural beauty. Summer used to be […]

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      Similar to the Norvado telephone cooperative in northern Wisconsin, electric utilities can help bring broadband to rural areas more quickly than large commercial providers. […]

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      “You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard this old adage before. But during pregnancy, maternal nutrition can have a large impact on a […]

  • Community members picking produce out of bins.
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      It’s a cool Sunday morning in early September, and over a dozen UW students are meeting at a farm plot in Eagle Heights Community […]

  • Dean Glenda Gillapsy standing in front of brick buildings on Henry Mall.
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      We have some changes in the works here at CALS. For example, in recent months, we’ve made two significant academic and administrative moves to […]

  • Digital illustration of a man standing in front of solar panels. Rows of crops and plants are depicted under the solar panels.
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      In the quest to combat climate change, the idea of using agricultural landscapes in the Midwest to support renewable energy production has focused primarily […]