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  • Posted on October 11, 2019
    Deep in the Weeds

    If you were to come across a patch of thale cress poking through a crack in a parking lot, you might not think much of […]

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    Science Outreach: A Versatile Training Tool

    Genetics professor Xuehua Zhong is a true believer in the power of outreach to instill a love of science in young people and develop mentoring […]

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    A Model Solution

    When agronomy professor Chris Kucharik and his wife, Amy, moved into a subdivision in the Town of Burke in 2006, they weren’t surprised to learn […]

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    Big Data Wranglers

    The video clip shows some very colorful calves. It’s an overhead view of five young Holsteins, but none of them is black and white. They […]

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    The Future of Dairy Relies on Research

    Years of low milk prices, rising costs, and trade policy turmoil have taken their toll on our state’s dairy farmers and the dairy industry as […]

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    Five things everyone should know about . . . A Sand County Almanac

    Aldo Leopold’s book A Sand County Almanac was published 70 years ago. But its message about our relationship with nature is more important now than […]

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    Cookies a la Chickpea

    Delicious desserts may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of chickpeas, but a team of food science students have […]

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    More Green, Less Greenhouse Gas

    In 2013, the $10 million Dairy Coordinated Agricultural Project, or Dairy CAP, set out to assess the greenhouse gas contributions of the dairy industry and […]

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    Class Act | Upbringing, Fate Lead Nontraditional Student to Genetics

    Had it not been for her father’s truck accident, Carmen Nightfall BS’x22 might never have attended college. But the unfortunate incident sparked a positive change […]

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    From Poplar to Painkiller

    With a new method to synthesize a popular painkiller from plants rather than fossil fuels, a team of researchers led by biochemistry professor John Ralph […]

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    ‘Another Dimension’ of Wildlife Ecology

    At the end of a dock on a placid lake, Abby Haydin taps play on her phone, sending tunes to a wireless speaker. She is […]

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    Borneo and Papua New Guinea | The Sounds of Biodiversity

    It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. To Zuzana Burivalova, an audio recording is worth a thousand pictures. That’s the beauty of […]