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Biotechnology Saving Potatoes from ‘Late Blight’

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
David Douches

Dave Douches, professor and director of Michigan State University’s Potato Breeding and Genetics Program grows purple potatoes, tiny potatoes, and potatoes that are disease-resistant. He does all of this…

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Integrated Pest Management Improves Agriculture in Tajikistan

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
By Poulpy, based on work by NASA. - Derived from satellite imagery from NASA World Wind., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=90374

In 2005, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through a grant administered by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management at Virginia Tech, sent…

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Food.MSU.edu to Help Public Digest Food Research

Thursday, July 27, 2017
various foods on a table

Food is the centerpiece of a new MSU public awareness campaign led by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Launched this spring, “Food @ MSU. Our Table”…

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MSU’s Swinton is President-Elect of National Ag-Econ Group

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Scott Swinton

Michigan State University professor Scott Swinton has been named president elect of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, or AAEA. Swinton, a professor in the department of Agriculture,…

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MSU Produces Videos to Improve Farming in Eastern Africa

Monday, July 24, 2017

Recently Professor of Media and Information Charles Steinfield facilitated a one-day workshop on how to develop and apply learning videos created with input from local communities. The 22 attendees included…

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New Techniques Pinpoint Evolution of Wheat Fungi

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Fungi

Michigan State University and Yale University scientists have illuminated a successful new strategy for pinpointing fungi genes responsible for the evolution of certain biological processes. The results appear in…

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New Snapshot of How Bacteria are Organized

Thursday, June 22, 2017

For the first time, scientists have visualized the fine details of bacterial microcompartment shells – the organisms’ submicroscopic nanoreactors, which are comprised completely of protein. The results, led…

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MSU Researchers Study Ways to Enhance Pollinators’ Habitat

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
bee

A team of Michigan State University entomologists will use a new grant close to $1 million to study pollinators and to engage with key stakeholders in four regions…

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Volatile Organic Compounds: Assessing Soil and Plant Health

Monday, June 19, 2017

Professor Ray Hammerschmidt, Department of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences,  introduces the possibilities and research behind the use of organic compounds to determine the health of plants and…

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Pig Well-Being Could Improve with Breeding

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Juan Steibel

Michigan State University (MSU) animal geneticist Juan Steibel is leading a group of researchers to develop methods to breed pigs that are less aggressive. He has received a…

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