Agriculture

Allen Centennial Gardens' Vision: Tribute to the Past,...

Ed Lyon, Senior Outreach Specialist, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison

Allen Centennial Gardens is a 2.5 acre gem on the UW-Madison campus. New director of the Gardens Ed Lyon brings a new vision for Allen Centennial. This talk explains the history of the Gardens, discusses changing trends and audiences and defines Lyon's vision of how the Gardens will adapt to meet new needs.

Cucumber Mitochondria Break All The Rules - Ep. 228

Mike Havey, Professor USDA

Mike Havey explains how his research shows cucumber mitochondria breaks typical expectations by not maternally inheriting organelles.

The Right To Food - Ep. 201

Florence Chenoweth, Managing Director, The Human Rights Initiative, UW-Madison

Florence Chenoweth discusses the political issues surrounding world hunger as well as the human rights to food and to be free from hunger.

Ecology of Grasslands: Implications for Biofuels - Ep. 192

Randy Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison

Randy Jackson speaks about the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) which is a new group on campus. He focuses on answering the question "can grass farming help us drive in a sustainable manner?"

Rapid Cycling Brassica rapa (Wisconsin Fast Plants) for...

Scott Woddy, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison and Melissa Mohn, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison

Scott Woody and Melissa Mohn work together on a program that aims to imrove undergrad and K-12 education of genetics. To trace the patterns of inheritance and understand the relationship between genotype and phenotype, they use Brassica rapa, similar to Mendel's pea plant experiments.

Take Two Onions and Call Me in The Morning: The Roles of...

Irwin Goldman, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison

Learn about the dual use of food and the health values of natural foods in comparison to pharmaceutical drugs. Irwin Goldman talks about studies that have been done to test the health benefits of onions and garlic, and discusses how different cultures, currently and historically, use plants for medicinal purposes.

Biofuels Sustainability: A Biogeochemical Challenge - Ep....

Phil Robertson, Professor, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University

He talks about the different facets to the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of cropping systems as well as food security. He addresses the doubt some are having about the reliability of biofuels and focuses a lot on biogeochemistry.

Across Kingdoms and Across Campus: Perspectives from a...

Molly Jahn, Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW-Madison

The history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison dating back to the first dean in 1880 through today and plans for the future of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Deep Mulch Gardening – Ep. 685

Roger Reynolds, the owner of Infiltrating Landscapes, discusses the deep-mulch gardening style that works on clay, sandy, rocky or good soil and requires no tilling and almost no digging or weeding.

If Trees Could Talk - Ep. 760

R. Bruce Allison, author of “If Trees Could Talk,” offers fascinating stories that introduce noteworthy trees, both past and present, across Wisconsin.

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