In the current issue of the Journal of Ecology, researchers from Michigan State University, University of Kansas and University of Virginia show that farmers and scientists need to think about how best to protect native plants from diseases emanating from crops.
A six-year research effort by Michigan State University AgBioResearch scientists has found a big difference in the yields produced by alternative agricultural practices in commercial fields compared with the same practices in the small experimental plots ordinarily used to test them.
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.
Learn about MSU leading the charge in developing a robust chestnut industry in Michigan, as well as other research stories from AgBioResearch.
- A learning year: High infestation of wheat disease gives researchers plenty to study
- A silent animal sickness: Bovine leukemia virus
- Kyrgyzstan: Building capacity for a sustainable agriculture industry
- On the radar: Hunting invasive crayfish in Michigan rivers and streams
- Potato progress: 50 years at MSU Montcalm Research Center
- Protecting the Michigan landscape
- Researcher Q&A: Nikki Rothwell
- Spotted wing drosophila proves formidable fruit foe
- Studying plant resilience in the face of climate change
- Tajikistan: Integrated pest management brings better agriculture
- The pasture isn’t always greener on the other side: Or is it?
- Wanted: Chestnut Growers
- 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 2015-16 MSU AgBioResearch-MSU Extension Legislative report contains 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.