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  • Wheat virus crosses over, harms native grasses

    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.


  • New MSU research addresses gap between research and practice in sustainable agriculture

    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. 


  • Project focuses on reducing pathogen threat in low-flow water systems

    Low-flow building water systems designed to conserve water pose potential health hazards because they may cause an increase in disease-causing organisms and harmful chemicals.

    A new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-funded project led by a Purdue University scientist, and joined by several Michigan State University researchers, strives to help solve the problem.

  • Alliance to more than double research, outreach investment in Michigan’s animal agriculture industry

    The Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture (M-AAA) has announced it will invest nearly $1.5 million in 2017, more than twice the amount of previous years, to support research and outreach to benefit the animal agriculture industry in Michigan.

  • MSU lands $1 Million USAID grant to fight Zika

    Michigan State University has landed a highly competitive grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to fight the Zika virus in Mexico.

  • Ancient Chinese malaria remedy fights TB

    A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution of drug resistance.

  • Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program is in its pilot year.

  • Six Michigan State University faculty members have earned a spot on the Thomson Reuters highly cited researchers list for 2016.

  • Just add water: New discovery in plant-disease mechanism

    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.

  • MSU awarded grant for innovative soil research

    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.

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