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Archive for June 2015

Abdelfettah Berrada awarded nearly $250,000 grant from Western SARE

Senior Research Scientist and Manager of the Southwest Colorado Research Center Abdelfettah Berrada has been awarded nearly $250,000 from the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program to study how cover crops can enhance the sustainability of dryland farming on the Colorado Plateau. Read more about this grant below: Research and Education Cooperative Grant: SW15-008,…

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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.

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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.

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Lysimeter Project

The CSU Lysimeter Project, established in 2006 and expanded in 2009, is based at the Arkansas Valley Research Center in Rocky Ford, Colorado. The project uses two lysimeters and a network of weather stations to precisely measure the amount of water used to cultivate crops in Colorado’s  agriculturally important Arkansas River Valley

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The Cancer Prevention Properties of Beans

Like many scientific findings, this one started out with an inkling and a passing conversation. To hear Henry Thompson tell it, a chance meeting on campus led to a decade-long project that would uncover health benefits, such as cancer prevention, of dry beans.

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