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  • Posted on July 1, 2024
    This App Hits the Tar Spot

      Tar spot, a disease of corn plants caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, has been causing problems in Mexico since the 1910s, but it […]

  • Posted on March 8, 2024
    Emissaries of Science

      It’s a summer evening in early July, and the sun is sinking into Lake Mendota. Along University Bay, the windows of campus buildings bathe […]

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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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    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
    Focus on Rural and Tribal Wisconsin

      Four projects, including two from CALS, that will support Wisconsin’s rural communities and tribal nations have been selected to receive funding through UW’s Wisconsin […]

  • Posted on July 7, 2023
    Viral Copy Machine Revealed

      RNA viruses, such as the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, jump into a life-and-death race the moment they infect a cell. These viruses have only […]

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    CALS Beyond Campus

      Summer is in full, fabulous bloom on the UW campus. The beauty of this place could tempt us to keep our focus here and […]

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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
    Native Knowledge Revitalized

      On a frigid February afternoon, around 60 UW students gather near Dejope Residence Hall on the west end of campus. Their modern gear protects […]

  • Posted on October 18, 2022
    Round-Up of CALS Research for Fall 2022

      ‘SymBeeOsis’ In spring 2021, associate professor of entomology Shawn Steffan and members of his lab hosted film company Day’s Edge Productions. The crew shot […]

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    Anonymous Gift Grows More Space for Organic Agriculture

      Wisconsin is among the nation’s top producers of organic agriculture. It ranks second in number of organic farms, according to a recent survey by […]

  • Posted on August 2, 2022
    Just Like a Trip to Japan

      In a span of 20 minutes, a dozen UW students visited a Japanese pastry shop and a high-tech sushi restaurant, and then they got […]