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MSU to Use NSF Grant to Explore Corn Genome

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
corn

The National Science Foundation has awarded $4.4 million to a Michigan State university research team to identify genes in the corn genome, work that could help breed new,…

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More Beans: Better Crops, Better Nutrition in Guatemala

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Luis Flores, Guatemala

According to the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the indigenous Mayan population of the western highlands of Guatemala remains one of the most undernourished in the world….

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MSU To Use $1.47Mil. for Fruit Canopy System

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Matt Grieshop

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative has awarded a team of Michigan State University researchers $1.47 million to test the effectiveness of a canopy delivery…

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African Agrifood Systems Show Rising Youth Employment

Monday, August 1, 2016
Julie Howard

According to a new study published by Michigan State University, Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector is rapidly changing and can be a key driver of youth employment and economic…

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Exploring the Potential Behind Plants’ Defenses

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Michigan State University researcher Brad Day is working to create tools and technologies that will feed the world’s growing population by unlocking the secrets of plants to learn…

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Finding Ways to End Fatty Acid Deficiency in Developing Countries

Thursday, July 28, 2016
woman measuring height of small child

An expert on human nutrition at Michigan State University (MSU), Jenifer Fenton knows the harsh consequences of malnutrition. Some of her ongoing work is in Africa, a continent…

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Research, Field Training Key to Sustaining World’s Cowpeas

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Barry Pittendrigh

Michigan State University researchers are working to find a disease- and pest-resistant variety of cowpeas that could transform the operations of cowpea farmers worldwide and affect millions of…

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MSU Joins Global Effort to Protect Inland Fisheries

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
TEN STEPS TO RESPONSIBLE INLAND FISHERIES

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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Acidification Tells Plants It’s Deadly Freezing

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
snow on trees

A new study from the Christoph Benning lab shows how plants sense freezing temperatures through increased cellular acidification. The results, published in the July issue of Plant Physiology,…

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Stress Relief Makes for Healthier Corn Crops

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
corn field

MSU researchers are partners in a collaborative research project that could provide some well-deserved relief to stressed-out corn crops. The group is studying how corn responds to environmental…

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