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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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MSU to Use NSF Grant to Study Plants’ Defenses

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Brad Day

Michigan State University has landed a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant to learn more about how plants’ molecular gates close and alert defenses for battling diseases. The MSU…

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World-Renowned Scientists to Study Plant Resilience in New MSU Research Institute

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The founding members of the MSU Plant Resilience Institute.

Current estimates indicate that agricultural production must nearly double by 2050 to feed the world’s growing population. Add the impacts of climate change and the scarcity of land…

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Adapting Human Medical Technology to Predict Plant Diseases

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Brad Day

MSU researchers from human medicine, plant genetics and plant pathology have joined forces to adapt the latest technology for tracking and predicting the next major plant epidemic. Their…

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Detecting the Next Crop Epidemic

Monday, December 7, 2015
Brad Day

Plant diseases have the potential for devastating damage. A 2000 outbreak of fire blight carved a wide swath through Michigan’s orchards, dealing the state’s growers an estimated $42…

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