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Image of corn tar spot. Credit: José E. Solórzano
Research Brief

U of M researchers develop resource to identify corn tar spot

Corn tar spot is a new disease causing significant yield loss in the United States. The lack of information about the pathogen and epidemiology of the disease — which was first reported in the U.S. in 2015 and has since spread to multiple states, including Minnesota in 2019 — has made it difficult to diagnose and treat properly.

University of Minnesota Duluth students studying
News Release

U of M proposes tuition pilots

At its May meetings, the Board of Regents will discuss a model that will pilot innovative tuition programs while maintaining broad best practices.

A butterfly rests on a pink echinacea coneflower

Design to save pollinators

With pollinator populations on the decline, a Minnesota program is drawing on U of M expertise to make it easier for Minnesotans to incorporate pollinator-friendly plants.

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Talking with U of M

Talking Minnesota’s migratory birds with U of M

Avian Ecologist Steve Kolbe with the Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota Duluth answers questions about migratory bird populations in Minnesota, their migration routes and patterns and the condition of their habitats.

Nick Phelps, Ph.D. Credit: University of Minnesota
Talking with U of M

Talking aquatic invasive species with U of M

Minnesota’s Fishing Opener is on May 13 this year and the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) is a top concern for many as anglers and boaters return to the lakes.