Centers and Facilities
MAES staff oversee research facility management on the St. Paul campus and coordinate with MAES supported researchers located at Research and Outreach Centers throughout the state.
Research and Outreach Centers
Ten ROCs are strategically located throughout the state to provide agricultural and environmental research and outreach that is specific to each region. Their research is unbiased and works to provide field-tested methods and best practices that can be adapted by their communities and the industry as a whole.
Agriculture and Horticulture Facilities
The Saint Paul campus is home to greenhouse space, environmental growth chambers and outdoor research plots. The University’s unique urban location provides an opportunity for researchers and students to explore study agriculture and horticulture in the middle of a growing Metropolitan area.
The University of Minnesota (UMN), in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan, has released a new white hull oat variety called ‘MN-Pearl.’ MN-Pearl is a high-yielding variety with good straw strength and high groat percentage. It also has good overall disease resistance including moderate crown rust resistance and excellent smut resistance.
The University of Minnesota has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘MN-Washburn.’ MN-Washburn features excellent straw strength and good overall disease resistance. In particular, it contains the bdv2 gene for resistance to Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus making in an excellent choice in years when BYDV is prevalent.
The Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) is pleased to announce that Andrew Scobbie will be taking over as the Campus Operations Manager for the MAES Ag. Services Department when Thomas Warnke retires in 2018.