The team is creating a genetically-engineered potato to fight the late blight disease that caused the 19th-century Irish potato famine. The disease remains an issue for farmers worldwide, especially in Bangladesh, where many struggle with hunger.
Grazing lands for livestock are experiencing increased climate variability, according to new research on 113 years of climate data from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota’s College of Design want to make clothing better suited for female firefighters.
For the next five years, the University of Minnesota will continue to host a regional agricultural sustainability research and education program, the University announced earlier this month.
Some University of Minnesota graduate students, frustrated by what they call outdated regulations on genetically modified organisms, are asking their congressional representatives for help.
Leggings with sensors and thermal clothing are among the ongoing projects at the University of Minnesota’s Wearable Technology Lab, which seeks to combine clothing with technology.
A new University of Minnesota study will aim to understand what habitats are best for bees by leasing and planting land plots this summer.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture last week launched a six-week workshop series aimed at educating farmers’ families and friends, as well as law enforcement, about farmers and mental health.
With a $721,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service, researchers will carry out the new study in three countries. They are currently selecting which three nations will be involved and hope to reach a final decision this spring.
Museum curators hope a new exhibit on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus will inspire attendees to think about their own wardrobes in new ways.