2015 was another newsworthy year here in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Let's take a look back at the 10 stories last year that created the most buzz.
#10 Soybeans Bred With Lower Allergen Content A new type of soybean with low allergen content and better nutritional properties has been conventionally bred by scientists from the Universities of Arizona and Illinois.
In the United States, nearly 15 million people and 1 in 13 children suffer from food allergy, and soybeans contain several allergenic and anti-nutritional proteins that affect soybean use as food and animal feed...
The wood in the monumental "great houses" built in Chaco Canyon by ancient Puebloans came from two different mountain ranges, according to new research from the University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research.
The UA scientists are the first to report that before 1020, most of the wood came from the Zuni Mountains about 50 miles to the south. The species of tree used in the buildings did not grow nearby, so the trees must have been transported from distant mountain ranges.
The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has restructured the responsibilities of its management and leadership team in Yuma to place a greater emphasis on economic development.
Kurt Nolte becomes the director of economic development for the Yuma CALS. He will retain his position as director of Yuma County Cooperative Extension.