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  • Posted on June 19, 2019
    ‘App’-riculture

    Mike Cerny has been farming long enough to have a reliable intuition when it comes to decisions about applying chemical protection to his crops. So […]

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    The Protein Professor

    Srinivasan Damodaran came to the United States in 1976 from South India, where the green revolution was fueling an explosion of wheat and rice production […]

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    The Case for Healthier Tomatoes

    At some point in your life, you’ve probably gone to class knowing you left an assignment unfinished. The knot in your stomach grew as homework […]

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    Five Things Everyone Should Know about … A2 Milk

    1. A2 milk comes from cows with a natural genetic variation that gives their milk a slightly different protein ratio than conventional milk. All milk […]

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    Class Act | Stephanie Hoff

    Stephanie Hoff BSx’19 grew up in small towns near Thorp, Wisconsin, as part of a rural community where people have a pretty good understanding of […]

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    Peru | New Potato Helps Farmers Weather the Frost

    In a country with more than 5,000 potato varieties, you might not expect the arrival of another one to be a big deal. But this […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2019
    A Different Beet

    Last fall, when the “Gastropod” podcast came to UW–Madison to partici­pate in the 2018 Wisconsin Science Festival, hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley asked Irwin […]

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    To Live and Learn Together

    The summer vegetables sag in the wake of the first frosts. But the low October sun still warms the fields of the Eagle Heights Community […]

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    Five Things Everyone Should Know about … Mycotoxins

    Mycotoxins are small, poisonous molecules, produced by certain species of molds, that can cause disease or death in animals and humans. Mycotoxin-producing fungi can invade […]

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    Hold the Fertilizer

    The term is “nitrogen fixation.” No, it doesn’t refer to an unhealthy obsession with one of the most common chemical elements on Earth. Rather, it’s […]

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    Engineers of Ingenuities

    A bioreactor that removes phosphorus from lakes, an easy-to-use harness system designed to prevent falls from dangerous heights, and an early detection sensor for toxic […]

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    Controversy to Consensus to Civility

    Somewhere in the discouraging maze of fake news and widespread disinformation campaigns aimed at confusing and polarizing public discourse, there lies a road map for […]