Colorado potato beetle genome gives insight into major…

[caption id="attachment_14276" align="alignnone" width="775"] The Colorado potato beetle’s rapid spread, hardiness, and recognizable tiger-like stripes have caught global attention since it began infesting potatoes in the 1800s. PHOTO: ZACH COHEN[/caption] The Colorado potato beetle is…

Radar adds technological twist to age-old cranberry counting…

[caption id="attachment_14164" align="alignnone" width="775"] A farmer harvests cranberries from a flooded marsh at Cranberry Creek Cranberries Inc. in Necedah, Wisconsin. UW–Madison engineers have invented a device that automates the process of counting cranberries on the…

Breeding highly productive corn has reduced its ability…

[caption id="attachment_13613" align="alignnone" width="646"] Natalia de Leon takes notes on experimental corn plots at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station. By measuring populations of corn plants across North America, de Leon and colleagues could test…

App helps farmers make the most of their…

[caption id="attachment_13066" align="alignnone" width="775"] A new app to help farmers harvesting corn was developed by Brian Luck, an assistant professor of biological systems engineering, and Rebecca Willett, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.…