MAES and Facilities News

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. 

The University of Minnesota has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘Lang-MN.’ It is a well-balanced, high yielding spring wheat variety well suited for much of the spring wheat-growing region. Lang-MN is named after Ben Lang, past president of the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA).  

Shelly wheat.Shelly’ is the newest wheat variety developed by the University of Minnesota and dates for touring demonstration plots have just been announced. 

Itasca Grape.The University of Minnesota is releasing its fifth cold-hardy wine grape and it’s named “Itasca.”

'Bolles' wheat.‘Bolles’ is a promising hard red spring wheat released by the University of Minnesota’s Agricultural Experiment Station in January 2015. The variety’s outstanding characteristic is its very high grain protein content in combination with above average yield potential, a difficult combination to achieve.  

Merrick Inc awardMerrick Inc. recently honored MAES, and in particular the Plant Facilities Services staff, with one of their Shining Star Awards in honor of their 50th anniversary.