If you look forward to the fruit stands of Palisade peaches every summer, you know that the extremely aromatic, sweet and succulent treats are worth the wait. What you may not know, however, is that the wait is quantifiably justified.
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With great sadness, the College of Agricultural Sciences recognizes the passing of Sanford Lee Gray, who died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Camille T. Dungy, a CSU poet, essayist, and newly named University Distinguished Professor, finds racial trauma and triumph in the garden. She contemplates legacy pollutants dating to the earliest days of our nation.
On a recent summer morning, a crew of Colorado State University employees packed boxes with produce and staples at a new food pantry on campus. Into the boxes went apples, carrots, onions, beans, bread, peanut butter. Into the arms of students went the 30-pound boxes.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the phrase “food supply chain” seemed arcane to many of us. It soon became as obvious as a kink in the garden hose: The supply was there; it just wasn’t flowing.
This year, the audience can expect the same rich information, but from the comfort of air-conditioned homes.
Colorado State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences is set to open a new chapter in its storied wheat breeding program with the addition of Esten Mason, associate professor and wheat breeder at the University of Arkansas.
The vision is to develop training videos, eBooks, and other digital materials for use in distance learning on the conservation and use of plant germplasm.
Hand sanitizer is typically 70% ethanol, and the inclusion of aloe vera makes the solution a gel that’s perfect for preserving some insects in a vial.
From an outsider’s perspective, the prospect of teaching horticulture during a pandemic, when courses are strictly taught online, seems near impossible. But for the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, the pivot wasn’t as difficult as one might think.