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Plant Diversity Could Naturally Repel Crop Pests

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A new study has unveiled why a field with a variety of plants seems to attract fewer plant-eating insects than farm land with just one type of crop….

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MSU’s DelFosse, Landis Honored by Entomologists

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Ernest Delfosse and Doug Landis

Michigan State University (MSU) entomologists Ernest “Del” Delfosse (left) and Doug Landis (right) have been named fellows of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) for their outstanding contributions to entomology…

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MSU’s Online Tool Helps Citizen Scientists Solve Community Problems

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
people working around a river

With proper training and recently launched online software and web-portal, citizen scientists can follow scientific-based practices to improve environmental decision-making and even secure funding to help solve environmental…

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Entomologist Pittendrigh Named MSU Foundation Professor

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Barry Pittendrigh

Barry Pittendrigh, an entomologist whose work focuses on pest problems in crops in developing countries, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. The MSU Foundation Professor title is…

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Researcher Finds Pandas Relate to Habitat in Complex Ways

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Vanessa Hull, a research associate at Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability spent two years working in the relatively uncharted waters of tracking wild pandas…

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Ecologist Klausmeier Named MSU Foundation Professor

Friday, September 9, 2016
Christopher Klausmeier and zooplankton

Christopher Klausmeier, professor of plant biology and W.K. Kellogg Biological Station faculty member, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. The MSU Foundation Professor title is designated for…

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New Technology Reveals Secrets of Evolving 30-Year-Old Bacteria

Monday, August 1, 2016
Richard Lenski and E. coli

In a paper published in the current issue of Nature, the Michigan State University John Hannah Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and an international team of…

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MSU Joins Global Effort to Protect Inland Fisheries

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Michigan State University are collaborating to bring greater awareness of the value and sustainability challenges of inland fisheries…

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Researchers and Farmers Work to Prevent E. Coli

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Cristina Venegas-Vargus

A collaborative Michigan State University study involving microbiologists, epidemiologists, animal scientists, veterinarians, graduate students, undergraduates and farmers could lead to better prevention practices to limit dangerous E. coli…

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MSU Researchers Making Progress in Protecting Bees

Friday, June 24, 2016
wild bee

It’s been four years since Michigan State University AgBioResearch entomologist Rufus Isaacs and his team set out to find methods that could help growers ensure their crops were…

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