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Crop Yields

Plants’ Defenses Reveal Capacity to Fight Disease

Thursday, May 18, 2017

André Velásquez, research associate in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, and colleague Matt Oney wanted to find out how many types of defenses a plant could muster against…

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Decline of Wild Bees Threatens U.S. Crops

Monday, December 21, 2015

The first national study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they’re disappearing in many of the country’s most-important farmlands. If losses of these crucial pollinators continue, the new…

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MSU’s Kamfwa Driven to Improve Crop Yields in Zambia

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Growing up in Zambia, Kelvin Kamfwa remembers watching his parents—small-scale farmers—struggle with low yields. Kamfwa is pursuing a doctorate in plant breeding, genetics, and biotechnology in the College…

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