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Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics

Current NEWS

Minnesota Daily -- University research could boost agriculture options. 
See what agronomy graduate student, Kayla Altendorf and Professor Donald Wyse have to say.

Source Magazine --  Meeting the challenges of today's agriculture   Jeff Gunsolus, Extension weed scientist, updates Christian Lilienthal on herbicide-resistance research.

 Solutions -- Three Questions with Candice Hirsch One of the 19 new faculty members joining the college this year


  10 Reason Norman Borlaug statue will be in the U.S. Capital.

Des Moines Register   There will be another Norman Borlaug... Addie Thompson

Ag Professional  By all accounts, Norman Borlaug was a hardworking and humble man.... says Ronald Phillips, Regents Professor at the University of Minnesota.

Twin Cities Daily Planet  Environmentalists would like Minnesota farmers to plant more cover crops that enrich the soil as alternatives to corn and soy beans. Farmers want to run profitable operations. State funding is being proposed for the University of Minnesota to make those two aims compatible rather than mutually exclusive...For most of the year, Minnesota’s 27 million acres of farmland lacks plants with active roots in the soil, except during the summer growing season, according to slides presented to the committee by Donald Wyse, a University of Minnesota agriculture professor.

 U of M Experts: More Winter Annuals Could Help Combat Herbicide
Resistant Weeds


Upcoming Events/Seminars 

Applied Plant Science Seminar Series

Mondays: 3:30 to 5:00
306 Borlaug Hall  (Unless noted)

Next scheduled seminar is:
Monday, April 21, 2014

Emily Conley

Emily Conley APS

“Genome-wide prediction of Fusarium head blight resistance and agronomic performance traits in Minnesota wheat lines”

Philip C. Hamm Lecture and Scholarship Program 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014
105 Cargill Building,
St Paul Campus
Event is free and open to the public.

3:00 p.m Refreshments
3:30 p.m. Award Ceremony
4:00 p.m. Lecture

Dr. Susan Singer

 Dr. Susan Singer

"Flowering on the prairie: Gene x Environment Interactions in Chanmaecrista fasciculate"

More information..

4th Annual Hayes and Phillips Lectureship & Graduate Student Award

2:00 pm - 335 Borlaug Hall

U of M President Eric Kaler
will confer an honorary degree to
Prof. M.S. Swaminathan

Followed by:

  •  Hayes and Phillips
  • Outstanding Graduate
  • Student Award
  • Hayes and Phillips Lecture Reception in Borlaug Atrium




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