Posted on November 2, 2014
Costa Rica: New trail in paradise
This past January a group of CALS students found themselves bushwhacking through a dense mountain forest in Costa Rica, crossing paths with monkeys, colorful birds, […]
Kazakhstan: Dam monitoring protects water supply
Unpredictable flooding and droughts, which scientists predict will intensify with climate change, elevate the importance of dams for managing and storing water, even in places […]
Posted on June 19, 2014
Five things everyone should know about … Gluten
1. What is it? Gluten is a substance composed of two proteins—gliadin and glutenin—that are found in the endosperm (inner part of a grain) of […]
India: Dairy knowledge, from Marshfield to India
Dairy knowledge, from Marshfield to India
South Africa: Team effort in the Eastern Cape
Team effort in the Eastern Cape
Posted on March 6, 2014
Central America: Seeds of Hope – Literally
Seeds of Hope – Literally
Posted on November 20, 2013
Peru: Potato Exchange Benefits Peruvians
Peru, farmers hedge their bets. Located 12,000 feet above sea level, on the side of an Andean mountain, Puno has a growing season that’s short, cool and prone to frost.
Kenya: Certified Seed Potatoes for Kenya
When scientists in Kenya needed help developing a certification program for seed potatoes, a CALS plant pathologist stepped up to the task. The new program […]
Posted on June 18, 2013
West Africa: “Highway Robbery” Has Far-Reaching Costs
In the busy port town of Tema, Ghana, the driver of a tanker truck of gasoline northbound for Bamako, Mali, loads a few dozen pineapples […]
Moldova: Better Barns for Dairy
Biological systems engineering professor and UW-Extension specialist Brian Holmes recently spent two weeks in Moldova under the auspices of CNFA, a nonprofit that focuses on rural economic growth in developing countries.
Posted on February 15, 2013
Costa Rica: Sloths thrive at chocolate source
As forests in South America and Central America are cleared for agriculture and other human uses, sloths are running out of room to maneuver.
Posted on October 12, 2012
Qatar: More water for the desert—and beyond
Qatar’s reserves of oil and natural gas make it one of the richest countries in the world—except when it comes to water. The desert nation is notably low on water, and what little it has often is salty.
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