How Minnesota Farmers Are Using Different Plant Varieties, and New Techniques, to Extend the State's Growing Season

The U of M has commercialized cold-hardy fruit varieties developed by horticultural and wine scientists to create new possibilities for local growers.

But the University of Minnesota is trying to push things even further, with funding for research and experiments on everything from breeding new cold-hardy varieties to testing new methods. Right now, fruit breeders at the Horticultural Research Center are using a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for nearly $92,000 to improve cold-hardy kiwi.

Read the full story in MinnPost.