Cultivating Sustainable Grapes


An interdisciplinary team led by MSI PI Matthew Clark (associate professor, Horticultural Science) has been awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to continue research that seeks to cultivate disease-resistant grapes. The researchers are using state-of-the-art technologies to develop grape varieties that can be grown with less pesticide and fossil-fuel use. An article about this project appears on the University of Minnesota News site: MN Researchers to Receive $10 Million for Development of Disease-Resistant Grapes.

Professor Clark uses MSI resources for genetic and genomic research to develop grape cultivars.