WERA-77 (2009-2014): Managing Invasive Weeds in Wheat

Invasive Weeds Threaten Winter Wheat Yield & Quality Invasive weeds infest more than 20 million acres of winter wheat in the western US, costing growers over $500 million in yield losses each year.  Dense infestations of weeds can result in complete crop failure. Smaller weed populations decrease wheat yields and increase the amount of weed  … Read more

W-2170 (2009-2014): Soil-Based Use of Residuals, Wastewater & Reclaimed Water

Reusing Waste Addresses Many Issues, but Major Obstacles Exist Millions of tons of municipal, agricultural, and industrial solid waste are discarded each year in the U.S. Often, these solid wastes are disposed of in landfills or incinerated, which is  costly to the industries and the public. Reusing solid wastes as soil substitutes, soil additives, or … Read more

Motivating Calcium Intake in Children (W-2003, 2008-2013)

Poor Bone Health Linked to Low Calcium Intake Among Adolescents Osteoporosis, or thinning bones, is responsible for over 1.5 million fractures each year. More than half of all Americans  over 50 years of age experience osteoporosis-related bone fractures, which can lead to long-term pain and impaired mobility. Health care costs associated with these fractures exceed … Read more