Media Advisory: U of M to host annual cold-climate wine judging

What: The International Cold Climate Wine Competition When: 11:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 18 Where: Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave., St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota

Groundbreaking celebration planned for new bee and pollinator research lab

The U of M will begin construction later this year on a new, 10,500-square-foot lab facility which will house bee research, led by world-renowned bee expert Marla Spivak. The existing lab is outdated and in poor condition; the new lab will include space for training new scientists as well as conducting ongoing research.

Greenhouse gas source has been underestimated from the US Corn Belt, University of Minnesota-led study shows

Estimates of how much nitrous oxide, a significant greenhouse gas and stratospheric ozone-depleting substance, is being emitted in the central United States have been too low by as much as 40 percent, a new study led by University of Minnesota scientists shows.

U of M analysis shows how angler smartphone apps can revolutionize fish management

Extension analysis: Economic impact of avian flu at nearly $310 million as of May 11

Losses in poultry production and related businesses due to avian influenza are estimated at $309.9 million in Greater Minnesota, according to a newly released emergency economic impact analysis from University of Minnesota Extension.

Precise genome editing may improve rice crops

Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture announces 2015 laureates

A pioneer in sunflower production and processing, a veterinarian whose innovations helped bridge the gap between animal and human health, and a family farmer who led international work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture are this year’s recipients of the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture. The 2015 Siehl Prize laureates will be honored at a ceremony in McNamara Alumni Center on the university campus on Thursday, May 21.

Unraveling the complex web of global food trade

When it comes to variations in crop yield, climate has a big say