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Marla Spivak[8/4/2015] Monday's groundbreaking events new $6 million Bee and Pollinator Research Lab were discussed on MPR. The 10,000-square-foot facility will include space for new labs, honey extraction and hive spaces where researchers will be able to closely follow the behavior of individual bees. "We'll have a way to really collaborate on research proposals and on extension and outreach to the public," said entomology professor Marla Spivak. "We'll have one central place where we can reach out to the research community and the public to educate them about bees." Listen to the story.

Grace Sward[7/28/2015] Congratulations to Grace Sward (M.S. Student - Philips) who was recently funded ($10,000!) by The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Program. Her proposal, entitled Evaluating alternative host plant use of spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, was one of 19 selected in the north central region. Great work, Grace!

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