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Fighting ash borer: To spray or not to spray?

August 12, 2008

Perhaps the only good news in the Aug. 4 announcement that emerald ash borers have been found in southeastern Wisconsin is that the invasive pest took its time getting here.

Notable graduates: Craig Kohn — A passion for agricultural education

May 13, 2008

In the process of applying for grants to conduct his own environmental research, Craig Kohn was asked to take the lead on implementing an environmental education program through the Wisconsin Future Farmers of America (FFA) Association. Unenthusiastic at first, Kohn soon discovered his passion for education.

Watching the birds: Agri-tourism could help save colorful prairie chicken

April 7, 2008

In terms of entertaining courtship rituals, few animals can hold a candle to Tympanuchus cupido -- the drummer of love, commonly known as the greater prairie chicken.

Earlier plantings underlie yield gains in northern corn belt

February 27, 2008

U.S. farmers plant corn much earlier today than ever before and it seems to be paying off, at least in the north. Earlier plantings could account for up to half of the yield gains seen in some parts of the northern Corn Belt since the late 1970s, a new study has found.

Biochemist Kimble elected National Academy councilor

February 27, 2008

Judith Kimble, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of biochemistry and genetics and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has been elected to a three-year term as councilor for the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Unique whey protein is promising supplement for strict PKU diet

February 1, 2008

Individuals with a rare genetic condition known as phenylketonuria, or PKU, receive a difficult-to-follow prescription. They must severely limit their consumption of protein, completely avoiding mealtime staples such as meat, cheese and even bread. Not surprisingly, for many, diet is a constant struggle.

Green retreat from winter white

January 29, 2008

Anyone feeling weathered of Old Man Winter or that Jack Frost has nipped enough at their likely now-parched skin should consider a retreat to a publicly accessible campus greenhouse. (Slide show included.)

Students sell steaks to get a taste of the meat industry

January 23, 2008

So it's Saturday, and you've just learned that an RV full of Badgers fans is on its way to your place for a post-basketball game victory party. You need meat, and fast. But where around campus can you find good, fresh steaks?