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  • Posted on June 19, 2019
    ‘App’-riculture

    Mike Cerny has been farming long enough to have a reliable intuition when it comes to decisions about applying chemical protection to his crops. So […]

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    The Protein Professor

    Srinivasan Damodaran came to the United States in 1976 from South India, where the green revolution was fueling an explosion of wheat and rice production […]

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    The Case for Healthier Tomatoes

    At some point in your life, you’ve probably gone to class knowing you left an assignment unfinished. The knot in your stomach grew as homework […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2019
    A Different Beet

    Last fall, when the “Gastropod” podcast came to UW–Madison to partici­pate in the 2018 Wisconsin Science Festival, hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley asked Irwin […]

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    Plant Breeding: ‘The Slowest of the Performing Arts’

    The table beet is a biennial plant. That means, left to its own devices, a beet plant takes a full two growing seasons to complete […]

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    To Live and Learn Together

    The summer vegetables sag in the wake of the first frosts. But the low October sun still warms the fields of the Eagle Heights Community […]

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    Knowledge Applied

    Should a school district close an elementary school with shrinking enrollment, or will student numbers rebound in the coming years? What’s the outlook for a […]

  • Posted on October 17, 2018
    Craft Cider’s Comeback

    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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    Climate Change in Microcosm

    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 […]

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    Controlled Burn

    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 […]

  • Posted on May 14, 2018
    Drones, Joysticks, and Data-Driven Farming

    Brian Luck grew up on an 800-acre corn and soybean farm in western Kentucky, so he knows well the look of a planted field from […]

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    Vector Vigilance

    When you visit the UW Arboretum, you go to take a stroll through the woodlands, prairies, and flowering trees. You go to navigate the boardwalks […]