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Scientists poised to win the race against rust disease and beyond

wheat rust

Scientists have positioned themselves to better understand how rust fungi infect crops and evolve virulence. 

Research Brief: Global grazing lands increasingly vulnerable to a changing climate

Cows in dry field.

A new study shows precipitation variability has increased significantly on 49 percent of the world's grazing land.

Until a dream becomes a reality

Zennah Kosgey

Through her study of agriculture, student Zennah Kosgey aims to see her home country of Kenya free of poverty. 

Breakthrough pulls science ahead in race against devastating wheat disease

Wheat stem rust

Scientists are gaining ground in the race against wheat stem rust, a pathogen threatening global food security.

The cow whisperer

Savanna Christensen

A U of M Morris student discovers her passion through an opportunity to work with farm animals.

An uncommon collaboration

Amanda Phillips

A unique partnership is forging new connections between retail merchandising students and retailers in rural Minnesota.

A turkey tale, from 4-H to DC

Kerryn Lund, Christina Kuismi, Kayla Egenes, Katie Kent, and Kodi Bundermann, with turkeys in the background

A group of U of M Extension 4-H youth is presenting the national Thanksgiving turkey at the White House.

New technology makes oak wilt detection faster, more affordable

Oak Wilt detection device

Technology developed by CFANS Prof. Abbas and team offers a simple, affordable diagnostic test for oak wilt detection. 

Wheat harvest shatters previous yield records

Linkert Wheat

More than 50 percent of varieties grown developed at University of Minnesota.

Innovations grant funds win-win approaches to food, water

Satellite Image

It will fund research on innovations for sustainable food, energy, and water supplies in intensively cultivated regions.

Map of micronutrients shows importance of small and medium farms

An aerial view of a farm on a glorious foggy day

A new study is the first to map production of micronutrients worldwide on farms of different sizes.

Getting hooked on soybean research

Marissa Scherven doing soybean research

Researching a disease in soybeans was a key component of Marissa Scherven's undergraduate years at the University of Minnesota. 

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