News & Announcements
Subsurface Drip Irrigation
CSU is testing subsurface drip irrigation at the Fruita Agricultural Experiment Station.
Scientist investigates rice disease to boost food security
A doctoral student at Colorado State University has earned a prestigious international fellowship and $180,000 in funding for research aimed at combating rice bacterial diseases, with the goal of boosting production of a primary staple crop for poverty-stricken people in Africa and Latin America.
Donation amounts to more than a hill of beans
The university’s Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center and its Dry Bean Breeding Project recently donated 3,500 pounds of dried pinto beans to the Food Bank for Larimer County and the Weld Food Bank, which assist people in need throughout northern Colorado. That’s nearly two tons of beans.
Environmental Impact of Wildfires
Anyone who drove through the Poudre Canyon after the devastating High Park Fire of summer 2012 saw alarming effects: 136 square miles of scorched landscape in the foothills northwest of Fort Collins, river banks lined with sooty muck from forest runoff, and blackened water in the Cache la Poudre River.
What could this charred terrain mean for forest recovery and for the river that is a vital municipal and agricultural water source across northern Colorado?
The Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) is committed to finding practical solutions to food and natural resources challenges facing the people of Colorado. Our research efforts extend across the entire campus, involving faculty and staff from more than 15 academic departments in seven colleges, and reaches from the main Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, to seven off-campus research centers around the state. Our mission is to conduct research that addresses the evolving business, climate, and policy conditions that affect farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.
Jeffrey J. Steiner, Deputy Director