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The competition asked scientists and engineers to build new, dramatic solutions to improve crop systems by harnessing all available technologies.
"It's not just about lowering our emissions but pursuing strategies that might have storage potential, and harvested wood products are one of those options,” says researcher Craig Johnston.
A UW–Madison-sponsored field day and series of talks offered expert advice and encouragement for organic farmers and those who are thinking about going organic, where prices remain strong.
MacDon set up shop in Madison in 2015 for a simple reason: Because of the abundance of engineers with farm experience, mostly educated at UW–Madison.
The same technology that alerts a self-driving car that there’s a pedestrian in the crosswalk could also warn a dairy farmer that a calf is getting sick — even if that calf is mingled among dozens of healthy ones.
CALS and Extension leaders partnered together to fund a one-year research and outreach project at four trial sites to support the growing number of industrial hemp growers.
UW-Madison’s Division of Extension experts are helping Wisconsin farmers learn how to better grow crops like grapes, hops and hazelnuts, to support the bottom line in a state battered by low prices for corn, soybean and milk.
Prospective students and their parents toured UW–Madison’s Department of Dairy Science on Friday during an open house, as they got a firsthand look at one of the world’s leading dairy science departments.
“If you go to the store and buy a beet, or you order a beet dish in a restaurant, it’s almost certain to have its origin here in our program, which is cool,” says Irwin Goldman.
UW-Madison have developed agricultural apps that record and process data in the barn or on the tractor. The apps help farmers make diagnoses and decisions on the fly.
A new UW–Madison program that provides free tuition for students from low- and moderate-income households comes at a good time for families struggling with the consequences of a depressed farm economy.
If you have a protein that needs a bit of self-improvement, Damodaran may be your guru. An expert in soy and milk protein, he’s invented soy-based glues and plant-based absorbents for industrial cleanups and diapers.
The Wisconsin Ginseng Board came to Professor Ann McGuidwin to explore ways to assure Taiwan that the fresh roots would contain none of the R. similis nematode.
The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy & Livestock Farmers, one of several “Short Courses” at CALS, helps beginning farmers like Andy Jaworski of the Green Bay area to get started.
Proposals to fight malaria by “driving” genes that slow its spread through mosquitoes is a high-risk, high-reward technology that presents a challenge to science journalists, according to a new report.
CALS launched a brand new “early start” program for incoming first-year students called QuickStart, which helps them make the most of their college experience.
A UW–Madison assistant professor of dairy science and Extension animal welfare specialist travels the state to meet with milk producers, processors and others concerned about the well-being of Wisconsin’s signature farm animal.