Sara Nelson is part of an MITPPC - funded team exploring control of invasive buckthorn through goat grazing management.
Goat-grazing has been gaining popularity in the last decade as private landowners and public parks look for sustainable solutions to clearing buckthorn and other invasive plants.
Anthony Brusa is part of an MITPPC - funded team led by Don Wyse working to improve Palmer amaranth identification in Minnesota.
New seed testing technology will help soybean growers stay ahead of Palmer amaranth in Minnesota.
MITPPC research suggests that Minnesota raspberry growers lost an estimated $2.3 million in sales to the invasive spotted wing drosophila in 2017.
The Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants & Pests Center (MITPPC) and Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) co-sponsored a joint Palmer Summit event at the University of Minnesota. Experts gathered from across states and industries to discuss how to manage Palmer amaranth, a weed so noxious it can grow several inches in a single day and disperse up to a million seeds in the course of its lifetime.
The Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) helps growers protect their soybeans and prevent invasive pests.