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  • Posted on March 8, 2024
    Art Brings Understanding

      Communicating science to a general audience can be challenging. Successfully conveying research on polarizing topics such as climate change can be even more difficult. […]

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    Rural Prosperity Through Climate-Smart Farming

      Back in November, at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, I was presented with some alarming statistics about rural […]

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    Five Features of the Secret Ecosystem Under the Snow

      At first glance, the winter landscape in Wisconsin can appear relatively lifeless. But life is out there — in many places. For example, beneath […]

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    The Fate of Microbes and Carbon in the Aftermath of Wildfires

      In Controlled Burn (Grow, fall 2018), Erik Ness introduced readers to the Charcoalator, a small furnace that sustains tiny fires under controlled conditions. Associate […]

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    Soybean Varieties on Trial

      215: That’s the number of soybean varieties tested in the Wisconsin Soybean Performance Trials in 2023. The trials are conducted each year in an […]

  • 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 […]