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  • Posted on April 29, 2022
    Good Ideas, Grown and Shared

      They are unconventional laboratories, classrooms, and proving grounds — places to connect with the land and with nature. UW’s Agricultural Research Stations are the […]

  • Posted on November 8, 2021
    A Round-up of CALS Research

      A Safe Water Future Requires Action Today Ph.D. student Tracy Campbell MS’18 recently led an assessment of water quality goals for the Yahara River […]

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    Global Health Gains Momentum

      In the spring 2021 issue of Grow, writer Nicole Miller MS’06 introduced readers to the new global health major, through which students explore how […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2021
    Six-Legged Livestock Could Solve Food Shortages — Sustainably

      In the Midwest, we’re used to seeing big fields dotted with cattle and steel barns bustling with broiler chickens. Beef, poultry, and pork are […]

  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    The Age of Ecological Forecasting

      When El Niño approaches, driven by warm Pacific Ocean waters, we’ve come to expect both drenching seasonal rains in the southern United States and […]

  • Posted on June 11, 2020
    Precipitation and Groundwater Levels: It’s a Long-term Relationship

      The connection seems obvious: more rain means higher water levels. But it’s not always that simple. Many factors are at play, so it’s often […]

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    ‘There Is No Reason to Fear Bats’

      It would be hard to find someone more enthusiastic about bats than Amy Wray. She’s so fascinated by these winged mammals that she’s devoted […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    19 in ’19

    The faculty ranks are growing at CALS, and it’s a positive sign for the future of the college. Some major challenges in the last few […]

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    The Soil Doctor Is In

    For Jingyi Huang, it all started with a pair of orange hula hoops. At least, that’s what they looked like to him when he was […]

  • Posted on October 11, 2019
    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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    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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    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 […]