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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. 

Tapping the next generation of hunger researchers

Students partake in the Minnesota Youth Institute program.

Each year, the Minnesota Youth Institute gives high school students the chance help solve worldwide food-security issues

Study shows way to create common ground about gene-editing

CFANS Gene Cooperative

A range of new food production technologies are emerging.

Turfgrass researchers receive $5.4 million to create more sustainable lawns

Turf

The multi-institution effort will work to increase low-input turfgrass use from grass seed fields to home lawns.

Help for distressed farmers

A farmer at work on an implement in the field

University of Minnesota Extension is offering one-to-one financial counseling to farmers in serious financial stress.

Dome Construction Begins on Planetarium at the New Bell Museum

Bell Museum Planetarium Rendering

Latest Technology Makes the Theater the First of Its Kind in the World.

Citizen Science Brings Monarch Butterfly Parasitoids to Light

Citizen Science butterflies

Thanks to citizen volunteers, scientists know more about the flies that attack monarch butterfly caterpillars.

‘Lang-MN' is UMN's latest wheat variety

Lang wheat variety

Lang-MN is a well-balanced, high yielding spring wheat variety well suited for much of the spring wheat-growing region.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Receives Highest National Recognition

Arboretum national recognition

Awarded Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

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