Department of Horticultural Science


  • Introducing Polaris Gold!

    March 9, 2023

    The Shannon Lab has released its first potato, Polaris Gold, the University of Minnesota’s latest potato release since Mondak Gold in 2014.

  • The science of Minnesota strawberries

    March 8, 2023

    50 years of U of M research bears fruitful insights and advancements. Department of Horticultural Science experts have developed strawberry varieties that thrive in Minnesota’s challenging climate, improving production practices that make this crop more resilient and profitable for growers.

  • Environmental Benefits of Local Cut Flower Production

    February 16, 2023

    By growing 10 cut flower varieties suited for the Upper Midwest, MPS student Sarah Anderson evaluated the economic and environmental viability of local cut flower production in Central Minnesota.