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CSU researchers investigate industrial hemp

Plant with practical uses Colorado State University is starting to research hemp, a plant with practical uses such as the creation of textiles, soaps and oils that can also be used in the production of a range of pharmaceutical compounds. Because industrial hemp is the same species of plant as marijuana, CSU is navigating a…

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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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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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