Horticultural Features and Impacts


David Bedform PollinatingIn this impact video, Jim Luby and David Bedford describe the University’s apple breeding program and how they are incorporating both new and old techniques to help discover the next U of M release.

Jerry D. Cohen.Jerry D. Cohen is a Gordon and Margaret Bailey Professor in the Department of Horticultural Science. His current research focus is understanding the basic biology of plant growth and how plants respond to biological and physical stresses.

Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD).  By Bob KochWilliam Hutchison and his team are exploring the effect of SWD as an invasive fruit pest in North America, particularly Minnesota.


Beehive.Marla Spivak and her team are working to help commercial beekeepers reduce honey bee colony losses that provide honey and critical pollination services of almond, fruit, and vegetable crops.


Marla Spivak with bee hiveU of M Entomologist Marla Spivak continues her fascinating research and community outreach on honeybees and the growing concern of colony collapse.  Through a combination of research and outreach, the “Bee Squad” is improving life for bees in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota. #MNImpacts

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