Saving Christmas: Curbing Phomopsis Damage
to Blue Spruce Trees
Researchers and educators at Michigan State University’s W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are studying the Phomopsis fungus and its devastating effects on Colorado Blue Spruce, a popular holiday tree. Phomopsis is a disease of the branches that causes needle loss.
Seventeen Michigan State University researchers and Extension outreach and education specialists have received more than $600,000 in funding from the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture.
A team of Michigan State University scientists has discovered an enzyme that is the key to the lethal potency of poisonous mushrooms.