Michael Kantar examines a perennial sunflower that is part of the perennial sunflower breeding program designed to produce food and ecosystem services.
An undergraduate student is making crosses of Minnesota soybeans for development of new varieties. Soybeans are grown on over 7 million acres in Minnesota. Undergraduate students participate as interns on the soybean breeding project as part of their degree program at the University of Minnesota.
The Minnesota Extension Field School for Ag Professions is offered annually to update agricultural professionals on the newest technologies in crop production. The two-day program offers hands-on, in-field opportunities for crop and pest management diagnostic skill building.
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Cover crops help protect soil from erosion and reduce nutrient runoff during the "brown" months (winter). Agronomic research and breeding are underway to identify the best cover crops for Minnesota's agricultural systems.
Can agriculture ‘have it all’ – more food, feed and fuel; better conservation of resources; and better livelihoods for those involved?
Professors Donald Wyse and Nicholas Jordan are leading a collaborative project that aims to achieve this trifecta by bringing together the seemingly opposing ideas of sustainability and intensified production.