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A photo of a commercial dairy farm, such as the one farmers may opt to use selective dry cow therapy at.

Got milk? University researchers roll out new dairy cow treatment to reduce farmers’ antibiotic use

Becca Most
November 2, 2020
Selective dry cow therapy will be rolled out by the Minnesota Dairy Herd Improvement Association on Nov. 1
Figure reprinted from Kate Brauman et al.,

University researchers map water scarcity related to meat and ethanol production

Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
October 28, 2020
The national-scale study found that the amount of water it takes to produce and supply meat varies on location and the amount of water available locally.
Bang Brewing sits under a light dusting of snow on Sunday, Oct. 25. Boss Febbo and her husband Jay opened Bang Brewing to the public in 2013, operating out of a custom-built grain bin.

Going ‘against the grain’: UMN establishing tool to connect organic farmers to brewers

Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
October 26, 2020
In a partnership with the local Bang Brewing, University students are developing a searchable map to connect breweries with the organic grains they need.
Principal Investigator in the Department of Forest Resources Lee Frelich holds a jumping worm found in the soil near the St. Paul Student Center on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Getting their hands dirty: University of Minnesota digs into worm research

Becca Most
October 19, 2020
Jumping worms cause significant environmental harm and appear to be spreading throughout the state.
Research Assistant Professor Katherine Frels, who works in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, discusses the characteristics and uses of camelina at the University's St. Paul campus on Tuesday, Oct. 6.  The plant, useful in creating biofuels, food products, animal feed and more, is adapted to colder climates, making it a profitable choice for Minnesota growers seeking to make use of their fields throughout the winter months.

The winter camelina: University researchers developing new cash cover crop

Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
October 7, 2020
Researchers say the new crop will be able to reduce runoff and be profitable for farmers.
A combine harvests crops in Madison Lake on Wednesday, Sep. 30. University researchers are conducting research on alternative methods for applying fertilizers to crops in response to new challenges presented by climate change.

Making the best of a crappy situation: New manure research looks to help farmers during climate crisis

Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
October 1, 2020
With wetter growing seasons, manure sidedressing could help crops retain nutrients and reduce pollution.
University of Minnesota Researcher Cathleen Lapadat smells a piece of bark from a Red Oak within Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve in Bethel, Minn. on Wednesday, Sept. 23. If a Red Oak is infected by Oak Wilt, the inner layers of bark have a “sweet” smell due to the fungal mats.

UMN researchers say invasive fungus that threatens oak trees is spreading

Becca Most
September 27, 2020
New research into oak wilt allows for better detection and treatment.
Climate Science Professor and Extension Specialist Heidi Roop poses near a field of corn on the University's St. Paul campus on Tuesday, Sep. 15th. Roop’s work will focus on climate change and adaption with the goal of providing critical climate and meteorological information for decision making in agricultural production, forestry, and management of natural resources.

New University professor plans to bridge climate research and community outreach

Becca Most and Ava Thompson
September 18, 2020
CFANS professor Heidi Roop plans to develop a new extension program.
UMN researchers study the relationship between genetics and COVID-19 drug therapies

UMN researchers study the relationship between genetics and COVID-19 drug therapies

Brooke Sheehy, Campus Activities Reporter
September 16, 2020
As multiple drugs are being studied in hopes of finding a treatment for the virus, researchers explored genetic reasons why these drugs could fail.
University awarded $12.5 million grant to study Earth’s biodiversity

University awarded $12.5 million grant to study Earth’s biodiversity

Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
September 14, 2020
Using satellite technology, the team will be able to monitor the changing climate on a global scale.