The MAES is often mistakenly thought of as the University of Minnesota fields and facilities on the St. Paul campus and at Research and Outreach Centers across the state. While those are important places for our work, the MAES is not a physical place but rather a research program that engages hundreds of University of Minnesota faculty and staff and reaches thousands of Minnesotans statewide.
The University of Minnesota has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘MN-Rothsay.’ MN-Rothsay features a good combination of yield, protein, and disease resistance and exceptional straw strength.
An interdisciplinary team of University of Minnesota researchers is studying how jumping worms spread and impact our state’s ecosystems as well as developing techniques to manage jumping worms and minimize negative impacts. Citizen scientists are essential to tracking and preventing the spread of jumping worms across the state. Learn more about jumping worms research and how citizens can contribute.
In the age of herbicide resistant weeds, the herbicide dicamba is a useful tool to Minnesota soybean farmers. With support from Minnesota’s Rapid Agricultural Response Fund, CFANS Professor Tim Griffis and his team have been conducting research to better measure and understand how dicamba moves across the landscape. Learn how that research has led to the development of best practices and guided state regulations.