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⚠️ Information and Updates Regarding COVID-19's Impact on the College of Agricultural Sciences

Flame-sterilized potato seed cutter: A potential solution for minimizing disease spread during seed cutting operations

Written by Dr. Chakradhar Mattupalli Potatoes are vegetatively propagated and seed cutting is a common practice followed by growers to increase seed piece availability for planting. However, this practice poses a risk for mechanical transmission of diseases caused by several bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens. For example, bacterial ring rot is a zero-tolerance disease and…Read More

Research Centers ‘Weather’ Crazy September Weather

During the first week of September, 2020, Colorado had some unusual weather, even by Colorado standards. For example, Denver set its all-time record high for September, reaching 101 degrees during the afternoon of September 5. This was also the latest date a 100-degree reading has ever been observed in Denver and tied the record for…Read More

Gene Kelly appointed to the National Academies of Sciences: Engineering and Medicine Committee for Soil Science

Gene Kelly, professor of Pedology and Deputy Director of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station /Associate Dean for Extension has been appointed to serve on the U.S. National Committee for Soil Science by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The committee represents the interests of the U.S. soil science community in the International Union…Read More

Q&A with Bryan Braddy

What’s one thing people would be most surprised to learn about you? People might be surprised to learn that I have been involved with extensive projects and/or based at several AES centers such as San Juan Basin Research Center(Hesperus), Southwestern Colorado Research Center(Yellowjacket), Orchard Mesa Research Center, Fruita Research Center, and two separate stints at…Read More

Raj Khosla

Over the last 20 years, I've had a very significant number of graduate students that have come from overseas. It's a cultural shock for them once they arrive, especially if they're visiting US for the first time and they often have a steep learning curve. I can specifically remember one individual I had in my…Read More
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