MITPPC Research Projects and Products

  • white pine blister rust, Cronartium ribcola
    White pine blister rust has the potential to negatively impact Minnesota's stately white pine forests.

The Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center purpose is to identify and fund promising lines of research to protect Minnesota's natural and agricultural resources. The University faculty in partnership with state agency land managers have prioritized a list of 120 pests, pathogens, and plants. 

The prioritized list is the foundation of the Center's annual Request for Proposals. This RFP is open to University of Minnesota faculty throughout the state who propose work in the field of terrestrial invasive species. We  strongly encourage cross-disciplinary and cross-sector collaborations throughout the development and conduct of the proposed research. 

January 2018 Request for Pre-Proposals

Prioritization of 120 Plants, Pathogens, and Pests In Minnesota (link to white paper)

Funded Programs