MAES funds research at the U of M to improve and support Minnesota's families and communities, food, natural resources and agriculture.
The newest edition of Minnesota Field Crop Trials for the 2014 growing season, is now available online. This publication provides results of crop variety testing by U of M scientists.
Minnesota Hardy is a heavily illustrated catalog of over 150 horticultural plants released by the University of Minnesota’s Agricultural Experiment Station and available at local nurseries and garden centers. This 36-page publication showcases apples, azaleas, chrysanthemums, roses, grapes, strawberries, maple and other shade trees, plus ornamental and turf grasses. Useful growing information, locations to view University varieties, and a peek at future introductions are included.
A four-minute podcast summarizes University of Minnesota researchers' role in a national effort to protect barley from Ug99 stem rust. Barley is an important animal feed and a major ingredient in beer. Watch the video.
Despite wavering global food security, agriculture research could be a casualty in the debate over the US borrowing limit, the latest battleground for advocates demanding deep federal spending cuts... In a recommendation he co-wrote for AEI, University of Minnesota economist Phil Pardey says the government should be spending much more – not less – on agricultural research and development. Read more