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Ancient ‘Biochar’ Could Help Environment

Monday, August 10, 2015

MSU AgBioResearch soil contaminant remediation experts Stephen Boyd, Brian Teppen and Hui Li are looking at the use of biochar to help sequester and remove dioxins and other…

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Healthy Soil Key to Crops, Climate Change

Monday, August 10, 2015

James Tiedje, a Michigan State University Distinguished Professor and the director of the MSU Center for Microbial Ecology has been unlocking soil’s secrets for four decades, pioneering the…

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How Plants Balance Defense, Growth Tactics

Monday, August 10, 2015

New research published in the current issue of Nature has revealed the molecular secrets of plants’ defense mechanisms at the atomic level. The study, led by Michigan State…

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Exploring ‘Cover Crop/ Climate’ Connections

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Michigan State University researchers are studying the impact of “cover crop” use on everything from row crops to orchards and carrots to Christmas trees. Planted to provide a…

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Pandas Defy Categories, Show Complex Activity Patterns

Thursday, August 6, 2015

When it comes to body clocks, pandas are the rugged individualists of the forest. The research team led by scientists at Michigan State University that has spent years…

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Latest Technology Advances MSU Soil Research

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Earlier this year, a state-of-the-art liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometer (LC-MS/MS) was installed in the laboratory of Michigan State University (MSU) Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences associate professor Hui…