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  • 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 June 19, 2014
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    Back to the Land

    Environmental and cultural concerns spark an interest in natural burials—and CALS soil scientists are lending their expertise

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    Of Cows and Climate

    CALS researchers are leading a far-reaching effort to gather information about greenhouse gases related to dairy—and to give farmers and other industry professionals the tools they need to reduce them.

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    The Mysteries of RNA

    For decades DNA has stood in the spotlight of biological research. But scientists at CALS and across campus have also long been intrigued
    by its chemical cousin, RNA—and are working to shed light on a surprisingly versatile molecule that holds great promise for human health.

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    South Africa: Team effort in the Eastern Cape

    Team effort in the Eastern Cape

  • Posted on March 6, 2014
    In the Field: Alumnae who became Alice in Dairyland

    Courtney Booth BS’97 Agricultural Journalism Alice in Dairyland 1997 Today Courtney Booth’s most important job is being a mom of four. Together with her family, […]

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    Creating a Healthier World

    What do millennials want? The popularity of a new CALS-based program addressing global health concerns offers at least one answer.

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    Central America: Seeds of Hope – Literally

    Seeds of Hope – Literally

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    Goodbye, Bug Guy

    He’s been helping farmers, gardeners, landscapers, science students and pest-plagued citizens for decades. We present
    a fond look at Phil Pellitteri, Wisconsin’s rock star entomologist, on the eve of his retirement.

  • Posted on November 20, 2013
    Communicating Science in the Digital Age

    Web-based science news has placed a higher burden on scientists
    to more effectively share their discoveries with the public—
    a challenge that CALS life sciences communicators
    are ready to help them meet.

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    An Astonishing World Revealed

    Microbes inhabit our bodies by the trillions, yet how they benefit us mostly remains a mystery. As scientists work with animals to illuminate that complex dynamic, they are excited about the potential microbes may hold for human health.