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  • Posted on November 2, 2023
    Of New Majors, New Departments, and New Ways of Problem-Solving

      We have some changes in the works here at CALS. For example, in recent months, we’ve made two significant academic and administrative moves to […]

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    Five Energizing Facts About Agrivoltaics

      In the quest to combat climate change, the idea of using agricultural landscapes in the Midwest to support renewable energy production has focused primarily […]

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    Broad Experience, Sharp Focus

      Rosalie Powell BSx’24 has taken full advantage of her college experience, embracing everything that UW has to offer — from coursework and research to […]

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    Invasive Species Alter Mendota’s Microbes

      In the fall 2017 issue of Grow, Erik Ness highlighted bacteriologist Katherine (Trina) McMahon and her quest to understand Lake Mendota through its microbial […]

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    How Waste Becomes a Resource

      Victor Ujor’s fascination with microorganisms — bacteria, fungi, viruses — began with an issue of Time magazine. What he encountered in the pages of […]

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    Kikkoman Marks 50th Anniversary in U.S. with $3 Million Gift to CALS

      Fifty years ago, Kikkoman Foods opened its first U.S.-based soy sauce production plant in Walworth, Wisconsin, launching the company’s partnership with the state and […]

  • Posted on July 7, 2023
    Can Farms Pull Carbon from Sky to Soil?

      In fall 2022, right after Midwestern farmers had gathered the last crops of the season, a team of CALS agronomy researchers hurried into the […]

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    One Step Ahead of Wisconsin’s Weather

      Wisconsin weather has grown increasingly unpredictable and extreme since the 1950s. The rapid shift poses difficult challenges for farmers, researchers, and the public. But […]

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    How Big is the Mesoscale?

    The term mesonet stems from “mesoscale network.” These networks contain automated environmental monitoring stations that gather data on meteorological events, such as thunderstorms and snow […]

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    New Soil Scan Aids Farmers and the Environment

      When farmers make decisions about managing their crops, it’s extremely valuable to know how much water their soils can hold. With this information, they […]

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    From Pesky Weed to Biofuel Resource

      It may be time for corn to take a back seat. This most widely used and cheapest source of ethanol could lose its top […]

  • Posted on March 9, 2023
    First Impressions and Future Successes

      It’s been a little more than half a year since I joined CALS, and I’d like to share some thoughts and impressions as a […]