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.  

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
October 29, 2018
U of M researchers are working out the details so regional growers will have success in bringing a taste of the tropics to Minnesota.
by Seth Wannemuehler
October 22, 2018
Depending on the rootstock, an apple tree can grow to be 5 feet tall or up to 40 feet tall. But the effect of rootstock doesn't stop there.
by Dr. Emily E. Hoover
October 11, 2018
University of Minnesota scientists are developing protocols for the detection of small molecules in kiwiberries. Find out why.
by Abigail Diering
September 11, 2018
A new invasive fruit fly, spotted-wing drosophila, is changing the way Minnesota berries are grown.
by Matthew Gullickson
May 23, 2018
Our team of researchers, horticulturists, and farmers join forces to create a virtual hub for all things fruit in Minnesota!
by Nathan Hecht
May 15, 2018
Settlers arriving in Minnesota during the 1800s looked to plums to satisfy their need for fresh fruit. And there's quite a story there.
by Emily Tepe
May 3, 2018
This type is new to Midwest production, and it might just mean you could have local strawberries for your shortcake in November!
by Nathan Hecht

 

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