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  • Posted on February 25, 2019

      Katherine BS’08 and Tyler BS’08 Rowe For Katherine (Kate) and Tyler Rowe, the most influential part of their CALS experience was their Horticulture 122 […]

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    It might seem like Lynne Maquat had the deck stacked — or maybe the test tubes racked — against her. The first-generation college student was […]

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    Senior Abagail Catania BSx’19 couldn’t wait until graduation to make a difference in the lives of students like herself. So she didn’t. Instead, she established […]

  • A row of cider apple trees in the orchard at Albion Prairie Farm, located just east of Stoughton, Wis. Photos by Michael P. King
    Posted on October 17, 2018

    A lot of cider apple trees — the kind that produce fruit for hard apple cider — aren’t easy to come by. Most of them […]

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    Managing an apple orchard — whether table apples or cider apples — isn’t the romantic endeavor some might imagine. There’s a lot to do: selecting, planting, […]

  • Porcupettes, or baby porcupines, are at the center of ongoing research into the impact of climate change on wildlife. Photos by Michael P. King (2)
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    Jon Pauli is perched in the passenger seat of a mud-spattered Ford F-250. His ceramic mug brims with coffee as graduate student Evan Wilson guides […]

  • UW–Madison assistant professor of soil science Thea Whitman stands next to an isotopic gas analyzer in her lab in Hiram Smith Annex on the UW–Madison campus. Photo by Michael P. King
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    In a small utility room in UW–Madison’s Animal Science Building, the world’s smallest and most precise forest fire is burning. The fuel today: 100 grams […]

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    In my message last fall, I mentioned that a team of CALS faculty and staff was working on recommendations for organizational changes within the college. […]

  • The common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus). Illustration by Danielle Lamberson Philipp
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    There are no vampire bats in Transylvania. Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula popularized the connection between Eastern European vampires and bats. But Old World vampire […]

  • Science House viewed from the northwest. Photos by Michael P. King
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    Not long ago, an unassuming house stood at 1645 Linden Drive. Clearly in its twilight years, white paint had worn away from its wooden siding, […]

  • In Wisconsin, chronic wasting disease is concentrated among white-tailed deer in southwestern and southeastern counties. Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service
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    Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a progressive illness that causes severe weight loss and eventually death in deer and elk. The disease has been detected […]