APG researcher’s barley work published in latest issue of Science

July 13, 2024

APG faculty member Peter Morrell’s work with an experimental barley population founded in 1929—one of the world’s oldest ongoing biological experiments—has been published in Science.

Daniel Koenig of the University of California, Riverside, led the research described in the paper, “Natural selection drives emergent genetic homogeneity in a century-scale experiment with barley.” 

Star Tribune features Don Wyse

July 10, 2024

From the Star Tribune: Don Wyse, a University of Minnesota crop scientist and visionary of regenerative agriculture who spearheaded what may be the second Green Revolution associated with the state's land-grant university, has died at 77. 

Don's celebration of life will be held Friday, July 26, at 2 p.m. at the McNamara Center. You can find out more here.


Don Wyse: gifted scientist, visionary, and a man who brought people together

July 8, 2024

Don Wyse, a faculty member in CFANS for 50 years, died on July 2 from injuries he sustained in a fall. 

We remember Don for helping found the Forever Green Initiative and his vast body of work, including the management of invasive weeds, diversification of cropping systems, renewable energy systems, and the selection and breeding of winter annual and perennial crops. In 2022, the New York Times recognized him as a visionary in an article titled “Donald Wyse is Growing a New Future for Farming.”

You can read his family's obituary here. Information about his celebration of life can be found here.


Barley U and Weed Science Field Days set for June 9

July 2, 2024

The 2024 Weed Science Field Day and Barley U Field Day will be held next Tuesday, June 9.

The youngest field experts

June 5, 2024

Crop scouts in the 4-H plant science program get competitive, and world-class mentors like APG professor Seth Naeve help make the learning stick.

2024 Hayes Phillips Awards hosts 20 past recipients

May 17, 2024

APG celebrated a half century of the Hayes Phillips Award May 16 and 17, hosting 20 of the past 50 recipients, and honoring the 2024 recipient, Hannah Stoll, as well as two Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Roberto Tuberosa and Tabare Abadie.

Minnesota CropCast podcast hosts lively discussions on . . . crops!

May 7, 2024

Have you checked out Minnesota CropCast, an almost-weekly discussion of the progress and challenges of Minnesota's agronomic crops hosted by APG Professor Seth Naeve and Extension educator Dave Nicolai? Nicolai and Naeve bring in a diversity of specialists from all crop and agronomic disciplines to discuss their research and its impact on Minnesota crops. 

Hayes Phillips Awards Program set for May 16 and 17

April 22, 2024

The Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics has announced the recipients of its annual Hayes Phillips and Distinguished Alumni awards. Hayes Phillips awardee Hannah Stoll and alumni awardees Roberto Tuberosa and Tabare Abadie will be honored during an awards ceremony on May 17.

Crashing the Classroom: Coffee from the Ground Up

April 17, 2024

CFANS crashed APG's Rex Bernardo's freshman seminar course Coffee from the Ground Up. Check it out!

APG Spring Seminar: Amélie Gaudin, UC Davis

April 3, 2024

The Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics Spring Seminar Series will conclude on Thursday, April 18, with Dr. Amélie Gaudin, UC Davis, presenting "Building climate resilience through crop diversification and soil health."

The seminar will be held at 2:30 p.m. in 306 Borlaug Hall. A reception will follow at 3:30 p.m. in 302 Borlaug.