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  • Posted on July 7, 2023
    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 […]

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    Five Counterintuitive Facts for the Conscientious Lawn Owner

      Healthy lawns can prevent phosphorus from entering lakes and streams, where it causes problematic algal blooms. Phosphorus is an important element for plant growth. […]

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    Champion of Wildflower Wonders

      There are few places like central Texas in the spring: Bluebonnets, paintbrushes, and primrose emblazon the hills and flatlands like an endless magic carpet. […]

  • Posted on October 18, 2022
    Beyond Cold-Hardiness Research

      Over the past two years, research has been gearing up at the Wisconsin Cranberry Research Station. And more is yet to come. Here are […]

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    Once and Future Wildfires

      On a blustery spring day, Jed Meunier MS’05 and his team are climbing Wisconsin’s Castle Rock bluff, searching for treasure. From the outside, the […]

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    Run, Research, Repeat — Until There’s Food for All

      Elias Kemna BSx’23 is on track in his college career, and in more ways than one. First, he’s a member of the Wisconsin Track […]

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    Renewable Fuel Policy Refresh?

      Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a critical step in mitigating climate change. One way to do this is to expand renewable fuels, which can […]

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    Americans Put Carbon on a Diet

      Every choice we make as consumers has a climate impact. It’s often measured in terms of a “carbon footprint” — that is, the amount […]