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An image collage of sugar producing algae
Feature

A sweeter side of algae

Researchers examine sugar-producing algae and its potential as a more sustainable and beneficial sugar crop.

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Talking invasive buckthorn management with U of M

Late fall is often an ideal time to remove invasive buckthorn species, which have spread widely across Minnesota. Buckthorn outcompetes native plants, suppresses the growth of canopy tree seedlings and reduces habitat quality for wildlife.
 

News Release

MN researchers to receive $10 million for development of disease-resistant grapes

A University of Minnesota-led team of researchers received the first round of funding from a $10 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to follow up on their work with VitisGen2, a multi-disciplinary, collaborative project focused on cultivating disease-resistant grapes that can be grown sustainably with reduced pesticide and fossil fuel use. 

James Luby, left, and David Bedford
Feature

An apple a day … the scientific way

For decades, University of Minnesota apple breeders have been pioneering innovative new varieties—think Honeycrisp—that have become hits both in the state and around the world.

 

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Talking apples with U of M

If you enjoy a Honeycrisp, Haralson, SweeTango or First Kiss apple at your local orchard or farm stand this fall, you can thank the University of Minnesota apple breeding program for putting it there.

Research Brief

When and where to protect forests

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the University of Colorado Boulder developed a mathematical model to determine what forests should be prioritized for conservation investments to protect species and reduce extinction risks.
 

Image of mountain pine beetle next to image of red and green trees in a forest.
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Talking mountain pine beetles with the U of M

For decades, the mountain pine beetle has caused an unprecedented amount of forest mortality in western North America, tearing through pine stands from the Pacific Coast all the way to the Black Hills of South Dakota.