CALS in the News for the Week of September 26 – October 2

In the News

A tiny pest helped stoke this year’s devastating wildfires
National Geographic, 10/1/20
Quoted: Sarah Hart, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Infected by a Virus, a Killer Fungus Turns Into a Friend
New York Times, 9/29/20
Quoted: Aurelie Rakotondrafara, Plant Pathology

How to have a safe Halloween in the pandemic
Slate, 9/29/20
Author: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology

How long do flu shots protect us for?
Mic, 9/29/20
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology

The CBD Scramble Has Local Companies Chasing Big Dollars
Milwaukee Magazine, 9/29/20
Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute

New south side mural aims to teach science through art, convey “invisible beauty”
The Cap Times, 9/29/20
Quoted: Jo Handelsman, Plant Pathology

Andrew Bent: Don’t leave forests out of land management in southern Wisconsin
The Cap Times, 9/29/20
Author: Andrew Bent, Plant Pathology

UW student group harvests, gives away free produce
WKOW 27, 9/27/20
Quoted: Jenny Zinniker, Student, Community and Environmental Sociology
Quoted: Tyler Beamon, Student, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture

Increase in dairy consumption benefiting local production, 9/29/20
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Researcher concerned XtendFlex soybeans approved, but no dicamba re-registration yet
Brownfield Ag News, 9/29/20
Quoted: Shawn Conley, Agronomy

How to manage herbicide resistance, pests and disease on the farm
Wisconsin State Farmer, 9/29/20
Quoted: Rodrigo Werle, Agronomy
Quoted: Bryan Jensen, Entomology
Quoted: Damon Smith, Plant Pathology

Growth in hemp industry slows with challenges
The Country Today, 9/28/20
Quoted: Shelby Ellison, Horticulture
Quoted: Haleigh Ortmeier-Clarke, Student, Horticulture

Of Interest

Rapid Coronavirus Spit Tests Aren’t Coming Soon
New York Times via, 10/1/20

COVID has colleges desperate for cash. Secret donors seek influence.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/28/20