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First Kiss: The latest U of M apple to savor

October 17, 2019

Nearly 30 years after introducing the Honeycrisp—the variety that rocked the staid and stale apple world—U of M apple breeders Jim Luby and David Bedford remain dedicated to their craft, which blends science, persistence, and intuition.


a pine forest floor

Study cites impact of region’s worst invasive: earthworms

October 9, 2019

(The Timberjay) U of M research is cited. Lee Frelich, director of the Center for Forest Ecology in CFANS and Institute on the Environment fellow, is interviewed.


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UMN takes third at National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest

October 9, 2019

The University of Minnesota placed 3rd overall in the National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, September 30 at World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI. The Minnesota team was only five points behind the first team overall.


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Exhibit depicts Minnesota's future with climate change

October 8, 2019

(SC Times) Research by Lee Frelich, director of the Center for Forest Ecology in CFANS and Institute on the Environment fellow, is cited.

 


green peas

Lots of food companies are using pea protein. Can your body?

October 8, 2019

(Brainerd Dispatch) Pam Ismail, an associate professor in CFANS, is quoted.


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As Minnesota farmers deal with another wet year, UMN researchers try to help

October 6, 2019

(Minnesota Daily) Kathryn Draeger, an adjunct assistant professor in CFANS, and Tom Hoverstad, a scientist at the Southern Research Outreach Center in CFANS, are quoted.


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A near-record soggy season just won't let up

October 5, 2019

(The Free Press) Tom Hoverstad, a scientist at the Southern Research Outreach Center in CFANS, is quoted.


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Raking leaves again this fall? Stop right now

October 5, 2019

(USA Today) Dan Sandor, a postdoctoral associate in CFANS, is quoted.

 


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Legislators visit Hormel Institute

October 3, 2019

(Austin Daily Herald) The Hormel Institute; Regent Mary Davenport; Chris Cramer, vice president for research in OVPR; and CFANS Dean Brian Buhr are mentioned.


row of apple trees full of ripe apples at an orchard

All of Minnesota's Apples, Ranked

October 3, 2019

(Mpls/ St. Paul Magazine) U of M-developed apples are featured. David Bedford, a senior research fellow in the Horticultural Research Center in CFANS, is mentioned.