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  • 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.

  • Yesterday’s silk road could be tomorrow’s environmental superhighway

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a modern upgrade of the ancient Silk Road, could be a superhighway of environmental progress, according to a Michigan State University AgBioResearch professor in this month’s edition of Ecosystem Health and Sustainability.

  • From field to glass: Beer made with Spartan barley creates craft industry buzz

    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

  • The pasture isn’t always greener on the other side: Or is it?

    MSU Lake City Research Center helps to lead way in developing new regenerative grasslands certification.

  • On the radar: Hunting invasive crayfish in Michigan rivers and streams

    Michigan has a long history with crayfish, but invasive species of the crustacean threaten the state’s waterways.

  • A learning year: High infestation of wheat disease gives researchers plenty to study

    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.

  • Studying plant resilience in the face of climate change

    The MSU Plant Resilience Institute is studying plants’ ability to adapt to a changing climate.

  • Protecting the Michigan landscape

    Michigan State University researchers are working to ensure sustainability of Michigan’s hunting heritage.

  • Wanted: Chestnut Growers

    Michigan State University is growing the chestnut industry, with demand far outpacing supply. READ

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