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UMN: Farmers may soon be able to build DIY field imaging

· July 20, 2018

Farmers and plant breeders may soon be able to collect data on dynamic plant traits, such as crop lodging and movement, as it’s happening in the field thanks to a DIY field imaging system developed by the University of Minnesota. A team of University of Minnesota researchers led by Alex Susko, doctoral candidate and member […]


Minnesota grad students call for GMO deregulation

· February 20, 2018

Seven University of Minnesota grad students are fed up with the regulatory process for GMO crops and asking for their U.S. representatives to help. The University of Minnesota College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences students sent a letter requesting the U.S. representatives co-author a bipartisan bill to deregulate the process for developing GMO […]

Scientist make breakthrough discovery in wheat stem rust

· December 22, 2017

For the first time ever, scientists are gaining ground in the race against wheat stem rust, a pathogen that threatens global food security because of its ability to kill wheat. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Rothamsted Research, the University of Minnesota, and USDA have […]

Warm-season annual grasses in horse pastures shows promise

· October 11, 2017

A new study from the University of Minnesota shows that warm-season annual grasses have good potential for use in horse pastures. “Annual grasses need to be replanted from seed each year, so they involve more work than perennial grasses, but they provide horse owners more summer grazing options,” said Krishona Martinson, an Equine Extension Specialist […]

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UMN: Gene editing doesn’t need to be a polarized discussion

· October 6, 2017

While new gene editing approaches have helped to increase yields, lengthen shelf-life, and improving disease resistance, communicating these benefits with society can often be difficult. A recent study led by University of Minnesota researchers from the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences (CFANS) provides the most concrete proposal to date for an open, […]

Land O’Lakes Drone Challenge down to final three

· September 22, 2017

More than 157 innovators from 47 countries entered the competition and now Land O’Lakes Prize: Drone Challenge is down to three finalists. A crowdsourced competition launched in February 2017, the Drone Challenge is searching for the next valuable, user-friendly drone solutions that will help farmers make better decisions for their crops as they work to […]

Minnesota Soybean Growers form dicamba task force

· August 22, 2017

While farmers need options to combat the growing number of herbicide-resistant weeds, they also need answers to the growing number of dicamba-suspected damage reports cropping up in the state. That’s why the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) will convene a task force to examine the data and science behind the reports and to work with […]

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