Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Wheat and Barley Resistant to Fusarium Head Blight

Fusarium head blight (FHB, also known as head scab) is a disease of wheat and barley that results in dramatic losses of grain yield and quality. During infection Fusarium species produce a range of my...
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Ivan Rayment, Karl Wetterhorn | P170148US02

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Colorful New Table Beets

Most table beets (Beta vulgaris) grown in the U.S. for fresh eating and processing are solid red in appearance. Beets with unusual features, such as cylindrical roots and striped ‘Chioggia’ patter...
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Irwin Goldman, Dwight "Nick" Breitbach, Beth Ann Workmaster | P110151US01

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Combatting Parasitic Worms in Livestock and Other Animals

The United States cattle industry includes about 40 million beef and dairy cows. At some point in their lives the majority of calves will graze and be exposed to parasitic worms known as helminthes. W...
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Mark Cook, Daniel Schaefer, Mitchell Schaefer, Jordan Sand, Larry Smith | P140283US01

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Noninvasive Assay for Bovine Embryo Quality

Selection intensity for higher milk production in dairy cattle has contributed to a decline in fertility, posing a challenge to dairy producers. Despite technological advances, the pregnancy rate of c...
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Hasan Khatib, Jenna Kropp | P150131US02

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Inbred Carrot Lines May Resist Root-Knot Pest

According to the USDA, Wisconsin farmers produced 73,610 tons of carrots in 2010. Unfortunately, carrot is highly susceptible to attack by the root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne hapla Chitwood), a pest t...
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Irwin Goldman | P120304US01

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Cranberry Variety Trade Named "HyRed"

Red pigment content is a valuable trait in cranberries. In regions with short growing seasons, such as Wisconsin, cranberries contain less pigment than those from regions with longer growing seasons.
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Brent McCown, Eric Zeldin, Peter Normington | P01289US

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W6234-4Rus: A Light Russet Potato with French Fry Potential

Russet Burbank, at present the most widely grown russet potato for French fry production in the U.S., is susceptible to cold-induced sweetening (i.e., longer cold storage times result in a darker colo...
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Jiwan Palta, Felix Navarro, Bryan Bowen, Jiming Jiang, Horia Groza | P120381US01

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Natural Antimicrobial Agent Derived from Biomass

Fungal pathogens pose one of the greatest economic threats to agriculture. Every year fungal infections – such as root rot, smut and powdery mildew – destroy about 125 million tons of the top five...
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Jeff Piotrowski, John Ralph, Fachuang Lu, Mehdi Kabbage, Robert Landick | P140248US02

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