• Posted on February 8, 2011
    Creepy Crawlers

    Nothing perks up a classroom like the presence of a Madagascar hissing cockroach.

  • Posted on December 15, 2010
    The Big Stink

    Native to Sumatra, the towering Titan Arum plant rarely flowers indoors, but when it does, it draws a crowd.  That was the case this fall, […]

  • Posted on December 14, 2010
    Next Steps

    VISIT Agricultural Hall to see the newest works from the Wisconsin Regional Art Program. It’s the Year of the Arts on UW-Madison’s campus, and CALS […]

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    Class Act: Sarah Jacquart and Staying Fit, Naturally

    Like a lot of graduate students, Sarah Jacquart took time this summer to focus on her research. But in her case, that meant spending five […]

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    What Lies Beneath

    Long neglected, plant roots are sprouting new interest among scientists.

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    Farm Safe

    On a pleasant evening in August, some 40 firefighters and emergency medical technicians converged at the Nehls Brothers Dairy in Juneau, Wisconsin. But it wasn’t […]

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    Corn’s Wow Factor

    Bill Tracy knew it was coming. But the burst of sweetness from the ear of corn he’d just bitten into was so swift that he […]

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    Garden Party

    Student-led project inspires a Milwaukee neighborhood.

  • Posted on December 8, 2010
    Final Exam – Fall 2010

    Do you know which cucurbita species make the best pumpkin pie?

  • Posted on December 6, 2010
    Five things everyone should know about . . . Urban Chickens

    1. Chickens are definitely going mainstream. Whether it’s due to the interest in locally produced foods or simply a desire for a natural hobby, a […]

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    How plants tell time

    Plants of the same species tend to flower, fruit and go to seed with remarkable synchronicity. How are they able to keep such rigid schedules?

  • Posted on November 22, 2010
    Catch up with . . . Sarah Mattison BS’05 Nutritional Sciences

    Sarah Mattison and husband Ryan Berndt own Hybrid Fitness and Fit Fresh Cuisine, two businesses that work in tandem to help clients get in shape. Located under the same roof in Fitchburg, Wis., Hybrid and Fit Fresh combine a workout gym with a restaurant offering locally grown, nutritionally balanced food.