Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station

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, 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.

Learn more about MAES research in some of Minnesota's key industries:
Corn | Soybean | Small grainsPoultry | Swine | Dairy | Forests

  • U of M announces Kudos™ brand MN33 variety apples, 29th apple release in program history

    The University of Minnesota apple breeding program announces its 29th apple release: the MN33 variety, which will be sold under the brand name Kudos™.

    Kudos™ is a beautiful red apple with a unique combination of traits including an excellent crisp, juicy texture and a sweet, well balanced flavor with occasional tropical overtones. It was developed by crossing the U of M hits Honeycrisp and Zestar!®, making it a sibling of the popular SweeTango® apple. 

  • MAES Announces FY24/25 Rapid Agricultural Response Fund Project Awards

    The Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) at the University of Minnesota has awarded approximately $2.6 million from the Rapid Agricultural response Fund (RARF) to 13 research projects that will help protect Minnesota’s agricultural sector from current and emerging threats.

  • Fungi contribute to loss of structural strength in trees attacked by emerald ash borer

    Since emerald ash borer (EAB) was first detected in North America in 2002, the invasive beetle has killed hundreds of millions of mature ash trees. After an attack, branches and trunks weaken and the trees become more likely to fall. Though this degradation has historically been attributed to damage from the beetles, new research from the University of Minnesota confirms that fungi play a significant role in the process.