Michigan State University has landed a $3.6 million National Science Foundation grant to learn more about how plants’ molecular gates close and alert defenses for battling diseases.
A ribbon-cutting dedication took place July 18 to celebrate the new Agricultural Education Center at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center. The facility was made possible by contributions from the agriculture industry.
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.
2016 is the International Year of Pulses. This edition of Futures delves into MSU's commitment to legume and pulse research around the world.
- Battling insects: Keeping pesky pod borer, bean weevil at bay
- Bean counters: Ensuring economic benefits of research
- Creating new international supply chain outlets proves challenging
- Feed the Future initiatives reinvest in agriculture
- Improving grain legume production with new ag technology
- James Kelly: A masterful bean breeder and mentor
- Light shines bright on nutrient-rich crop during 2016 Year of the Pulses
- MASFRIJOL: Spreading message for better health in Guatemalan highlands
- MSU history continues strong in Saginaw Valley and Thumb Regions
- MSU scientist looking at fatty acids to stop stunting, poor cognitive development
- Researcher Q&A: Irvin Widders
- Taking legume learnings from MSU to other countries
- The Legume Innovation Laboratory
- World leaders convene in Zambia to talk pulse improvements
- 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 infleunza 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.