Our Research

We work on many different aspects of fruit production here at the University of Minnesota. From apple rootstocks and season extension to attracting pollinators and managing weeds, our work covers a broad range of topics important to commercial growers, home gardeners, and all fruit eaters. Here, you can stay up-to-date on the latest research.  

August 24, 2020
Interested in growing strawberries with reduced labor or on marginal land? We are testing a raised gutter growing system to meet those goals.
by Nathan Dalman
August 17, 2020
How do you market a new fruit that most people have never tried? Read more to find out how kiwiberries are piquing consumer interest.
by Seth Wannemuehler
July 15, 2020
Take a closer look at the cellular structures of kiwiberry buds to discover how they survive the sub-freezing temperatures of Minnesota winters.
by Molly Bergum
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
January 14, 2020
Get a glimpse into the newest berry varieties being tested at the University of Minnesota.
by Jim Luby
December 16, 2019
Our research on kiwiberry has been getting a lot of press. Find out what they're saying, and check out our video, Meet the Kiwiberry.
by Emily Tepe
November 25, 2019
We experimented with living mulches for weed control and soil building between rows of annual strawberries. Here’s what we found out.
by Nathan Dalman, Emily Tepe
November 5, 2019
Living mulches may give strawberry growers a new tool for weed control and soil-building.
by Emily Tepe
October 21, 2019
The 19th century was an era of horticultural discovery and experimentation in Minnesota, and it still guides apple breeders today.
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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