• MSU researcher named to African panel on emerging technologies

    Michigan State University AgBioResearch scientist Karim Maredia has been named to the High Level African Panel on Emerging Technologies. He is the only non-African scientist to serve on the panel.

     

  • Workshop to address opportunities, challenges of commercial chestnut production

    Michigan State University Extension will hold a one-day workshop to introduce attendees to the opportunities and challenges of commercial chestnut production.

     

  • Cows may offer clues to improving fertility in women

    A Michigan State University researcher has received a $1.65 million grant that looks to bring a better understanding about fertility treatments in women by studying the effect of hormones on ovulation and reproduction in cows.

     

  • MSU’s Richard Lenski wins 2017 Friend of Darwin award

    Richard E. Lenski has received a 2017 Friend of Darwin award from the National Center for Science Education.

     

  • Darrell W. Donahue, chair of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering since July 2015, has been named director of the Michigan State University’s Institute of Water Research (IWR). His appointment is effective immediately.

     

  • Supersizing world’s nature havens would add people to valued species list

    A group of scientists is recommending giving the world’s nature reserves a makeover to defend not only flora and fauna, but people, too.

     

  • MSU lands nearly $2M USAID grant to help feed Haiti

    MSU secured a $2 million award from USAID’s Mission to Haiti to help re-establish agricultural production capacities to sustainably produce beans for household food and nutritional security in the future.

  • Sequencing poisonous mushrooms to potentially create medicine

    A team of MSU scientists has genetically sequenced two species of poisonous mushrooms, discovering they can theoretically produce billions of compounds through one molecular assembly line. This may open the door to efficiently tackling lethal diseases.

     

  • Wheat virus crosses over, harms native grasses

    In the current issue of the Journal of Ecology, researchers from MSU, 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 MSU AgBioResearch scientists 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 used to test them.

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