Category: Main feature
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 […]
Posted on March 7, 2018
CALS scientists delve into the microbial communities in our digestive tracts — and their implications for our health
Posted on October 13, 2017
Wading through Mendota’s Mysteries
Lake Mendota is called the most studied lake in the world, but we still don’t have a clue. Katherine (Trina) McMahon and her team are exploring its microbial dark matter for answers.
Posted on June 20, 2017
You might spot a buck, a bear or a bevy of otters. How an extensive trail camera project called Snapshot Wisconsin is engaging state residents in citizen science—and may lead to better wildlife management.
Posted on February 20, 2017
The Science Farm
A decades-long CALS field project offers key insights into different approaches to agriculture
Posted on October 10, 2016
Redesigning landscapes to heal body and soul – drawing on CALS expertise
Posted on June 28, 2016
Breeding for Flavor
CALS scientists are breeding new varieties of produce that not only are delicious, but also will thrive in organic growing systems. And in a new collaboration called “Seed to Kitchen,” they’re partnering with chefs and farmers to help determine what works best.
Posted on March 4, 2016
A Jolt to the System
For CALS geneticist Barry Ganetzky, insight into the genetic underpinnings of traumatic brain injury began by knocking out fruit flies.
Posted on November 3, 2015
When it comes to mosquitoes, nobody wants to be attractive
Posted on June 9, 2015
CALS scientists from a wide range of disciplines help forge the future of a growing field
Posted on March 2, 2015
We depend on yeasts for products ranging from beer and biofuel to forage and pharmaceuticals. But according to Chris Todd Hittinger and his colleagues at CALS, we’ve only begun to understand and mine the possible uses of these hardworking model microbes
Posted on November 3, 2014
Meeting the Scourge
The tiny emerald ash borer is decimating trees in the Upper Midwest. CALS researchers are helping communities understand how to prevent and contain the damage.