Researchers in the Department of Agronomy use computational analysis of genomic data to investigate the breeding history of North American barley populations. A postdoc in Kevin Smith's Lab, Dr. Ana Poets (pictured with Dr. Thomas Kono) authored a paper on the topic that was recently featured in the annual Spotlight issue of the journal G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics. Read the full article.
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.
General Mills on Tuesday announced partnerships with The Land Institute and the University of Minnesota to help commercialize Kernza®, a commercialized variety of intermediate wheatgrass.Read the full story