Much of the research conducted by AgBioResearch scientists takes place on MSU‘s East Lansing campus. In addition, there are 18 research facilities located on the south MSU campus that allow scientists to perform research in the areas of animal science and production, plant production and protection, environmental and natural resources management, and renewable energy. State-of-the-art facilities and 2,738 acres of farmland and forest allow research to be performed close to campus and the opportunity to view a number of demonstration plots in one visit. Research focuses on a prosperous and healthy future for Michigan: more nutritious food, crops produced with fewer or no pesticides, clean water, wetland preservation, land use and techniques to detect food-borne illness.
New research led by plant scientists at Michigan State University has found that too much rain, coupled with prolonged high levels of humidity, can result in more plant disease.
Michigan State University AgBioResearch soil scientist Lisa Tiemann has been awarded $300,000 from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) to conduct research that advances FFAR’s mission of addressing world food and agriculture challenges in innovative ways.
Century-old Spartan barley has made a comeback, and a Michigan craft brewery will be the first to test its taste in a limited-edition lager called Russ’s Revival. READ
This year, stripe rust reached epidemic proportions, exceeding historic levels to become the most significant yield-reducer on Michigan’s 500,000 acres of wheat.
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