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DuPont fellowship funds address plant breeder shortage

December 5, 2007

In 2008, DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred seed business will provide the plant breeding and plant genetics program with a $60,000 grant, renewable annually for five years, to support two new graduate fellowships.

Recent sightings: Christmas Tree Sale

December 1, 2007

Members of the UW Forestry Club assist patrons buying Fraser fir, balsam fir and white pine Christmas trees and wreaths during the…

New Antarctica research season kicks off

November 30, 2007

The approach of winter in the northern hemisphere means that summer is coming to Antarctica - still bitterly cold, but just warm enough to let scientists make progress on ongoing studies. A number of UW–Madison researchers are awaiting the call.

Questions remain on what makes a perfect rain garden

October 31, 2007

Since their public introduction more than 10 years ago, rain gardens — small garden plots that are designed to collect and filter storm water — have created quite a storm among environmentally minded homeowners. But as their popularity has grown, so have opinions about what makes the perfect rain garden.

UW center will lead efforts to expand farm-to-school programs in Midwest

October 22, 2007

The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has been named as lead agency in a six-state area for a new national program to encourage schools to serve more locally grown food.

Two to receive CALS distinguished service awards

October 17, 2007

Biochemist Hector DeLuca and former dean Leo Walsh will receive Distinguished Service Awards from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at an awards banquet on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Hungry insects leave clues to impacts of climate change

August 27, 2007

Harshaw, Wis. — A boardwalk beckons into the stand of trees, pleasantly cool on a hot summer morning — where it becomes immediately clear…

Biochemist Frey honored for career leadership

August 16, 2007

The American Chemical Society's Division of Biological Chemistry will host a symposium in recognition of a UW–Madison biochemist's career achievements.

UW organic field day slated for Aug. 30 at Arlington Station

July 30, 2007

The University of Wisconsin–Madison's Arlington Agricultural Research Station will hold its first field day devoted to organic agricultural production on Aug. 30 from 3 - 7 p.m.

West Madison urban horticulture field day set for Aug. 18

July 27, 2007

Want to make your green thumb even greener? Stop by the Urban Horticulture Field Day at the University of Wisconsin–Madison's West Madison Agricultural Research Station, on Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UW-Madison plays host to international turfgrass industry groups

July 13, 2007

During the week of July 23, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will play host to upwards of 1,100 visitors who will spend much of their time looking down at the ground.

Catching the insect bug: Insect Ambassadors spread their fascination with the six-legged world

July 11, 2007

When he was in seventh grade, Mike Hillstrom was happiest when he was playing with bugs. A dozen years later, it's still true. But now the bugs are a lot bigger and more exotic. And technically, he's not just playing.