$2.4 million coming to CSU for research
Last week, CSU received $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to research and improve tools used for disease diagnosis and pest management in onion farming.
Howard Schwartz, a professor of plant pathology, will lead the team of scientists charged with creating an online reference site for onion growers with information on how to make â€œsound pest-management decisions,â€ according to a press release on the grant.
The group will work with 11 other institutions and industry groups as part of the four-year USDAâ€™s Specialty Crop Research Initiative, the same press release said. The initiative, which focuses on crops like fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and nursery crops, was established as part of the 2008 Farm Bill.
Beekeepers swarm campus
The Morgan Libraryâ€™s Archives and Special Reading room will feature the pioneer and preservers of Coloradoâ€™s beekeeping industry from today until Nov. 30.
CSU is in possession of two historic record collections about beekeeping in Colorado.
â€œRecords of the Colorado Beekeepers Associationâ€ and â€œRecords of the Northern Colorado Beekeepers Associationâ€ recount some interests and going-ons of 20th Century industry members.
The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
— Collegian Staff Report