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  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    Groundbreaking Women Scholars of CALS

    Marguerite Davis, Elizabeth McCoy, and Esther Lederberg were all remarkable researchers and women in their own right, but CALS has seen the likes of many […]

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    A Mining History Charted in Soil

    Long ago, lead and zinc mining were a way of life for the people of Southwest Wisconsin. But the industries left their imprint in the […]

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    The Soil Doctor Is In

    For Jingyi Huang, it all started with a pair of orange hula hoops. At least, that’s what they looked like to him when he was […]

  • 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 Nature Effect

    If you excelled in your college science classes, chances are you spent much of your youth outside the city limits or exploring nature with grass […]

  • Posted on October 17, 2018
    Controlled Burn

    In a small utility room in UW–Madison’s Animal Science Building, the world’s smallest and most precise forest fire is burning. The fuel today: 100 grams […]

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    Deer Disease Reservoirs

    Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a progressive illness that causes severe weight loss and eventually death in deer and elk. The disease has been detected […]

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    In the Field | Alumni Making Their Marks as Entrepreneurs

    Enterprising Alumni Many CALS graduates go on to launch small businesses, patent new products, and found successful companies, among other entrepreneurial endeavors. This special “In […]

  • Posted on June 20, 2017
    Five things everyone should know about . . . The Soils of Wisconsin

    1 l Wisconsin’s soils were first mapped more than a century ago. The first soil map of Wisconsin was also the first ever made in […]

  • Posted on February 20, 2017
    Undergrad helps teach orphans about hydroponic farming

    There are capstones, and there are capstones. For his capstone—a discipline-spanning research project required of all students graduating from CALS—soil science student Jacob Kruse BS’16 […]

  • Posted on July 1, 2016
    To Market, to Market

    A new program called Discovery
    to Product is helping researchers
    become entrepreneurs

  • Posted on November 3, 2015
    Give: A Light, Airy Space for Soil Science

    “Soil is the hidden, secret friend, which is the root domain of lively darkness and silence.” —Francis D. Hole (d. 2002), CALS professor of soil […]