CALS in the News for the Week of January 12 – 18

In the News

Bacteria In Worms Make A Mosquito Repellent That Might Beat DEET
National Public Radio, 1/16/2019
Quoted: Susan Paskewitz, Entomology

Severe wildfires spark population boom in fungi and bacteria
Nature, 1/16/2019
Quoted: Thea Whitman, Soil Science

Potatoes Have a Form of ‘Depression,’ but Scientists Have an Idea to Cure Them
Gizmodo, 1/15/2019
Mentioned: University of Wisconsin–Madison and research by Shelley Jansky, Horticulture

As Cheese Surplus Hits All Time High, Dairy Industry Is ‘Cautiously Optimistic’
Wisconsin Public Radio, 1/18/2019
Quoted: Brian Gould, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Analyst: Milk prices will be up but still not ‘great’ in 2019
The Country Today, 1/14/2019
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Improving soil health, water quality, crop yields
Wisconsin State Farmer, 1/16/2019
Quoted: Francisco Arriaga, Soil Science
Quoted: Abigail Augarten, Soil Science

Cow College explores structure, development of a dairy cow’s udder
Wisconsin State Farmer, 1/16/2019
Quoted: Laura Hernandez, Dairy Science

Randy Romanski Named Deputy Secretary At DATCP
Farm Report, 1/18/2019
Mentioned: Krista Knigge, Alumna, Agricultural and Applied Economics and Life Sciences Communication

Study shows crop rotation with alfalfa improves corn, soy yields
Brownfield Ag News, 1/17/2019
Interviewed: Joe Lauer, Agronomy

City picks next Stoughton Utilities director
Unified News Group, 1/16/2019
Quoted: Jill Weiss, Alumna, Biological Systems Engineering

UW-Madison Short Course to Hold Reunion on January 26
Wisconsin Ag Connection, 1/16/2019
Mentioned: Farm and Industry Short Course
Mentioned: Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Science Alumni Association

Robotic-milking systems reaching tipping point
Agri-View, 1/17/2019
Mentioned: Doug Reinemann, Biological Systems Engineering

Of Interest

Students in Rural America Ask, ‘What Is a University Without a History Major?’
New York Times, 1/12/2019

Ruling on Kinnard Farms will affect all Wisconsin state agencies, court of appeals says
Green Bay Press Gazette, 1/16/2019