Biodiversity

By planting more fruit plants, we can increase biodiversity acrosss the landscape - both agricultural and urban - and that's a good thing. We encourage you to think about steps you can take to do this. Here, we'll try to inspire you with ideas. 

September 8, 2020
This week we’re taking a look at white clover, and how its use as an under-vine cover crop affects various aspects of a vineyard.
by Jayden Corliss
August 10, 2020
This week we’re taking a look at buckwheat, and how its use as an under-vine cover crop affects various aspects of a vineyard.
by Jayden Corliss
August 3, 2020
In this 4-part series, we evaluate common cover crop species for use under the vines in Minnesota vineyards.
by Jayden Corliss
February 12, 2020
Kiwiberry is an exciting new fruit crop for Minnesota. Our researchers are working on the many aspects of growing kiwiberry, which includes evaluating the plant for invasive potential.
by Emily Tepe
December 3, 2018
Planting borage next to a strawberry crop attracts bees and other pollinators, and may even boost strawberry yield.
by Nathan Hecht

 

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