CALS in the New for the Week of August 23-29

In the News:

Madison co-workers compete on “The Amazing Race”
Milwaukee Tap 8/28/14
Quoted: Maya Warren, graduate student, Food Science
Quoted: Amy Dejong, graduate student, Food Science

Two UW-Madison grad students to compete on CBS’s “The Amazing Race”
WTAQ 8/28/14
Mentioned: Maya Warren, graduate student, Food Science
Mentioned: Amy Dejong, graduate student, Food Science

UW-Madison CALS to Help Organize ‘Celebrate Ag’ Football Event
Wisconsin Ag Connection 8/28/14
Quoted: Kate VandenBosch, Dean

Passenger pigeon: ‘From billions to one, and then to none’ in 100 years
The Patriot News 8/28/14
Quote: Stanley Temple, emeritus, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Cranberry production cuts rejected by feds
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 8/23/14
Quoted: Ed Jesse, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Wisconsin’s Biggest Weed contest winners announced
AG Professional 8/28/14
Quoted: Mark Renz, Agronomy

Tour spurs plant-microbe interaction
AG Professional 8/28/14
Quoted: Jean-Michele Ané
Mentioned: Dhileepkumar Jayaraman, postdoctoral candidate, Agronomy

UW study: Big rains in early spring responsible for most of Lake Mendota’s phosphorous
The Cap Times 8/24/14
Mentioned: Chris Kucharik, Agronomy

UW Field Day tour focuses on greenhouse gases and crop management
Agri-View 8/25/14
Mentioned: Arlington Agricultural Research Station
Quoted: Matt Ruark, Soil Science

Rocky Mountain spotted fever transmission faster than previously thought
The Globe and Mail 8/25/14
Quoted: PJ Liesch, Entomlogy

Ticks may transmit disease faster than currently thought
Reuters Health 8/22/14
Quoted: PJ Liesch, Entomology

Soil sensors manage irrigation use – Audio
CALS News 8/29/14
Quoted: John Panuska, Biological Systems Engineering

Of Interest:

Taking robotics to another level: World’s largest robotic rotary parlor being installed on southwest Wisconsin farm
The Country Today 8/24/14

UW System regents approve $95.2 million request for new state funding
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 8/21/14

Dairy farmer’s blog has followers from all over the country
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 8/27/14

La Crosse County Schools Begin Serving Fresh, Local Meat
Wisconsin Public Radio 8/28/14

Wisconsin Wild Rice Crops Look Healthy Despite High Waters
Wisconsin Public Radio 8/28/14