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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 Scientists to Lead Effort to Help Organic Cucurbit Growers

Monday, October 10, 2016
cucurbits

A team of Michigan State University (MSU) researchers will lead a project to develop new tools to help organic cucurbit growers address their most pressing needs with a…

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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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Lipids Promise Advances in Biofuels, Cancer Research

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Christoph Benning

In the ongoing quest for healthier lifestyles and environmental sustainability, one of the biggest solutions might also be one of the tiniest. Decades of cutting-edge research at Michigan…

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$5.3mil. NSF Grant to Find New Genes, Plant Chemicals

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Robert Last

A team of Michigan State University researchers has been awarded a $5.3 million National Science Foundation grant to explore new approaches to discovering plant chemicals, and find the…

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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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‘Plant Resilience’ Expert Thomashow Named MSU Foundation Professor

Friday, September 9, 2016
Mike Thomashow

Michael Thomashow, University Distinguished Professor and founding director of the MSU Plant Resilience Institute, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. The MSU Foundation Professor title is designated…

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Plant Scientist Montgomery Named MSU Foundation Professor

Friday, September 9, 2016
Beronda Montgomery and Model of phytochrome biosynthesis.

Beronda Montgomery, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and microbiology and molecular genetics, and a member of the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, has been named an MSU Foundation…

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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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