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Curiosities: Are “baby” carrots really … baby carrots?

September 20, 2010

Sadly, not really. “There’s something very convenient about (baby carrots), and kids seem to enjoy it. It means more people eating vegetables, and I…

Hot subjects—Horticulture 375: Organic Agriculture Colloquium

February 15, 2008

After two years of teaching an experimental colloquium on organic farming, horticulture professor Jim Nienhuis is no longer surprised by the diversity of majors interested in his class.

Using DNA, scientists hunt for the roots of the modern potato

January 28, 2008

More than 99 percent of all modern potato varieties planted today are the direct descendents of varieties that once grew in the lowlands of south-central Chile. How Chilean germplasm came to dominate the modern potato-which spread worldwide from Europe-has been the subject of a long, contentious debate among scientists.

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.

Gardeners invited to Family Horticulture Day

April 19, 2007

Tired of the same old backyard bounty? Maybe it's time to plant some red, pink or blue popcorn, or white, purple or black carrots.