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Decomposition Recycles Nutrients, Diversifies Ecosystems

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
eric benbow

Thanks to a new study by Michigan State University, scientists now have a better way to investigate decomposing plants’ and animals’ contributions to the ecosystem. This necrobiome, the…

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MSU to Lead Global Legume Research

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
African legume field

Michigan State University is the home of the new Feed the Future Legume Systems Research Innovation Lab, uniting researchers from universities around the United States with international collaborators…

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New Biofuel Production System Powered by a Community of Algae and Fungi

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

MSU scientists have a new proof of concept for a biofuel production platform that uses two species of marine algae and soil fungi. It lowers cultivation and harvesting…

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AFRE Graduate Students Win 4th Straight Case Study Competition

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Students Awarded

For the second year in a row, graduate students from the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) won the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Graduate…

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Pinpointing a Molecule for Sea Lamprey Control

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Sea Lamprey

A team of scientists has identified a single molecule that could be a key in controlling invasive sea lampreys. Researchers from Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota…

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Jayne to be Honored as 2018 Fellow of the AAEA

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Thomas Jayne

University Foundation Professor and Co-Director of the Alliance for African Partnership Thomas Jayne will be honored as a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) at their annual…

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Researchers Explore Diversity as New Weapon Against Crop Pests

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Despite advances in modern agriculture, insect pests continue to be one of the most significant and long-standing threats faced by farmers. Now, researchers in the lab of Michigan…

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Plant Phenomics Researcher Joins MSU

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Dan Chitwood

Dan Chitwood recently joined the Department of Horticulture as an assistant professor. Chitwood studies plant morphology from the molecular basis of leaf development to quantifying the diverse shapes…

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Global Water Pathogens Project Receives Gates Foundation Award

Monday, May 14, 2018
Joan Rose

The Global Water Pathogens Project, or GWPP, a joint effort through Michigan State University and the International Hydrological Programme of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,…

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MSU Scientists Improve Health for Children, Seniors through Better Nutrition

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The Flint farmers market in Downtown Flint on Tuesday February 16, 2016.

Michigan State University scientists Amy Saxe-Custack and Jean Kerver had two separate, but common, ideas that could improve the health of those they serve in their communities. Now,…

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