CALS in the News for the week of June 15-21

June 21, 2024

In the News

How to stay safe during lightning storms – summer is the highest-risk season
The Conversation, 6/20/24
Author: Chris Vagasky, Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences

Experts say bird flu is a Pandora’s box. Are we about to open it?
Salon, 6/19/24
Quoted: Keith Poulsen, Alumnus, Biochemistry

Rainy weather is helping a fungus kill invasive spongy moth caterpillars
Wisconsin Public Radio, 6/20/24
Quoted: PJ Liesch, Entomology

Ethical animal slaughter: How one Wisconsin program aims to make a difference
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/17/24
Quoted: Kurt Vogel, Alumnus, Animal and Dairy Sciences

Wisconsin expert, locals react to surgeon general’s call for warning label on social media
CBS 58, 6/17/24
Quoted: Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication

UW-Extension receives $1 million to help site solar and wind projects
The Cap Times, 6/15/24
Quoted: Mikhaila Calice, Alumna, Life Sciences Communication

Scorpion, moths, beetles: Wisconsin bugs skitter into spotlight
27 WKOW, 6/17/24
Quoted: PJ Liesch, Entomology
Mentioned: Insect Diagnostic Lab

UW-Madison Department of Food Science Research “No Melt” Ice Cream
Channel 3000, 6/19/24
Quoted: Cameron Wicks, Student, Food Science
Mentioned: Babcock Hall

UW-Madison researcher develops ice cream that doesn’t melt
Wisconsin State Journal, 6/18/24
Quoted: Cameron Wicks, Student, Food Science
Mentioned: Babcock Hall
Mentioned: Babcock Dairy Store

USDA breaks ground for new dairy forage research facility – Brownfield Ag News
Brownfield, 6/10/24
Mentioned: USDA Dairy Forage Research Center

More wheat diseases this year seen in Wisconsin
Brownfield, 6/18/24
Quoted: Damon Smith, Plant Pathology

Wet year brings disease challenges, more research
Brownfield, 6/20/24
Quoted: Damon Smith, Plant Pathology

Of Interest

Centuries-old cherries found at George Washington’s Mount Vernon
NPR, 6/20/24

CALS in the News is a weekly selection of media stories quoting or mentioning CALS faculty, staff, students, alumni, research and programs. Other stories of interest to the UW–Madison community and those in the fields of agriculture and the life sciences are also included. This list is produced by CALS External Relations. Read more about our mission and methodology for curating this list.