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Feb. 13: Historical Development of Grapes in Minnesota

Presentation by visiting professor is part of biological sciences seminar series.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 2-10-2015

Mankato, Minn. – James Luby, professor and director of fruit-breeding programs at the University of Minnesota, will recount the historical development of grapes in Minnesota and provide insights on breeding in the current era of genomics and metabolomics in a presentation Friday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. in Trafton Center 124 at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Luby, a faculty member in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Horticultural Sciences since 1982, is the developer of the university’s famous Honeycrisp apple as well as a developer of the cold hardy grapes that many Minnesota wineries grow.

Luby’s presentation is part of a seminar series held by the Department of Biological Sciences at Minnesota State Mankato. The department is part of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Minnesota State Mankato.

For more information, contact David Sharlin, assistant professor of biological sciences, at or at 507-389-1085.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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