Tag Agriculture

Dwindling wind may tip predator-prey balance

September 19, 2014

Bent and tossed by the wind, a field of soybean plants presents a challenge for an Asian lady beetle on the hunt for aphids. But what if the air - and the soybeans - were still?

Growth industry: New faculty member supports local produce

October 15, 2013

When Julie Dawson starts making farm visits, she may face a problem many of her fellow University of Wisconsin–Madison agricultural extension specialists don’t: battling city traffic and finding a place to park.

Weekly farmers’ market launches at Union South

September 4, 2013

Area vendors will sell local and organic products during a weekly Campus Farmers’ Market on the north lawn of Union South, across Johnson Street from the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Grant funds free nationwide access to Dairyland Initiative for farmers

August 6, 2013

The Dairyland Initiative, a UW School of Veterinary Medicine outreach program that works with farmers to optimize cow comfort, health, and milk production, has received a $50,000 grant from the Dean Foods Foundation to make its Web-based resources available at no cost to dairy farmers across the country.

Protecting our Pollinators

July 12, 2013

Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive.