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Borch group collaborates to help provide a roadmap for the DOE regarding the beneficial reuse of wastewater for agriculture

Dr. Borch and his group members Dr. Robert Young and PhD student Sean Stokes collaborated with CSU’s engineering department and the University of Cincinnati to write a technology roadmap to promote research focusing on the use of non-traditional water sources for agricultural irrigation through the Department of Energy’s National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI). The NAWI project is…

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International Conference on Emerging Contaminants

As one of the conference organizers, Thomas Borch is excited to invite you to EMCON: International Conference on Emerging Contaminants, to be held virtually on September 13-14, 2021. EMCON 2021 will cover all aspects of emerging contaminant research while emphasizing research on microplastics, biomolecules, roadway runoff, transformation products, ecotoxicology, advanced mass spectrometry and other new analytical techniques, and new emerging contaminants…

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New review paper on sensors for PFAS detection

Check out our new paper, just published in Chemical Engineering Journal, In it, we discuss the current state of sensors available for PFAS detection and their sensing mechanisms. Congratulations to group member Ruth Menger for leading this effort!    

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Thomas Borch named 2021 Nutrien Distinguished Scholars of Agricultural Sciences

Dr. Thomas Borch from Soil and Crop Sciences and Dr. Dawn Thilmany from Agricultural and Resource Economics were named the 2021 Nutrien Distinguished Scholars of Agricultural Sciences on Feb 24th.  Nutrien Scholars embody the College of Agricultural Sciences’ mission, through excelling in their commitment to excellence in teaching, research, engagement, and demonstrating a significant impact…

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Borch Group in collaboration with University of Tubingen and University of Bristol Publishes findings on bacterial release of climate-damaging carbon from thawing permafrost

Borch group member Monique Patzner’s work on the impact of climate change on carbon stability was published in Nature Communications and acknowledged by CSU.  The work was led by Monique’s co advisors Andreas Kappler of the University of Tübingen and Casey Bryce at the University of Bristol. CSU news article Nature Communications article

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New tool for determining pesticide distribution within citrus trees

Our latest paper, Fluorescent Dye Paper-Based Method for Assessment of Pesticide Coverage on Leaves and Trees: A Citrus Grove Case Study, was just published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. We have developed a novel tool to evaluate pesticide distribution in crops. Thank you to our partners at Cutrale Citrus Juices in Florida for a…

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Group member Rachelle Rehberg earns first place in lightning talks!

Congratulation to group member Rachelle for winning 1st place at the 3 Minute Lightning Talk competition hosted by the CSU Soil and Crop Science and Agricultural Biology departments! Rachelle presented about Citrus Greening disease and how her research on pesticide application efficacy impacts the agricultural industry. We are so proud of you and keep up…

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