The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Michigan State University researchers and collaborators at six other universities across the country a four-year, $2.3 million grant to develop management plans for downy mildew, a fungus-like pathogen that represents one of the greatest threats to American vegetable crops.
Scientists at the new MSU Plant Resilience Institute will conduct fundamental research to identify mechanisms that contribute to plant resilience and impact plant productivity.
MSU AgBioResearch backs 13 outlying research centers and several on-campus research facilities that provide growers, natural resource managers and commodity groups with critical information they need to remain viable and competitive in the global economy. The map below shows the location of each center.
MSU AgBioResearch scientists are changing the way science is perceived and finding solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges.
- A social network for plant science
- At the core of the modern-day apple orchard
- Changing the face of science: A Q&A with Meredith Gore
- CHIA: At the intersection of farming and human health
- Debunking stereotypes
- Empowering through the generations
- Heading off the next epidemic
- MSU launches Global Impact Initiative to recruit 100 new researchers in STEM
- MSU Science Festival: Unleash your inner scientist
- Mystery solved, thanks to insects
- Spider Women: Young ladies pursuing careers in entomology
- Technology Driven
- Veteran Instincts: Teaching the next generation of scientists
- Wired For Science
- Adapting human medical technology to predict plant diseases
- A fresher vegetable: Re-evaluating how food is stored
- Collaboration looks at role diet might play in women’s blood pressure from pregnancy to later life
- Curtailing environmental harm through efforts in conservation criminology
- Defining enzyme structure a step in the right direction to better understand bacteria function
- Developing alternative approach to assess stream health, use data more efficiently
- Examining internal and external factors affecting pathogenic loads and ‘supershedders’
- Inventorying U.S. forests to determine complete carbon removal capacity
- Investigating algae’s full potential as an efficient renewable energy source
- Loosening the belt: Fighting infleunze with higher calorie diets
- Market research reveals why consumers are drawn to wineries in Michigan
- Message from the Director
- Molecular-level mapping shows how cells repair damaged DNA, safeguard genetic information
- Program teaches mental health coping to at-risk junior high schoolers
- Providing tools to low-income teen moms to help prevent childhood obesity
- Reduce, reuse, remediate: Helping nurseries get the most out of their water
- Studying monetary incentive programs and their impact on social norms
- Studying signaling and gene regulation in bacteria
- The air we breathe: Studying the impact of air pollution in rural environments
- The same for less: Genetic science holds the key to better feed efficiency in dairy cattle
- Understanding insect response to popular insecticide in effort to develop new compounds
The 2014-15 MSU AgBioResearch-MSU Extension Legislative report contains 56 stories on the latest developments in MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension. It also describes how the organizations leveraged state funding, fueled the economy and connected with Michigan residents over the past year.