Community Briefs

Nov 012010
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

$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 “sound pest-management decisions,” 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 USDA’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 Library’s Archives and Special Reading room will feature the pioneer and preservers of Colorado’s beekeeping industry from today until Nov. 30.

CSU is in possession of two historic record collections about beekeeping in Colorado.

“Records of the Colorado Beekeepers Association” and “Records of the Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association” 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

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