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MSU Water Research on Ornamental Crops Wins National Award

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Michigan State University-led research project focused on water conservation and improved water quality within the ornamental crops industry is the national recipient of the 2017 Experiment Station…

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MSU’s ‘Fascination of Plants Day’ Tied to International Initiative

Thursday, June 1, 2017
fascination of plants 2017

Thirty Michigan State University volunteers – grad students, post-docs and faculty – from the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Horticulture,…

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More Beans: Better Crops, Better Nutrition in Guatemala

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Luis Flores, Guatemala

According to the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the indigenous Mayan population of the western highlands of Guatemala remains one of the most undernourished in the world….

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MSU To Use $1.47Mil. for Fruit Canopy System

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Matt Grieshop

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative has awarded a team of Michigan State University researchers $1.47 million to test the effectiveness of a canopy delivery…

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MSU Part of Award-Winning, Multi-State ‘Tree Fruit’ Project

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Apples

Michigan State University, along with its 37 partner institutions across North America, received the national 2015 Experiment Station Section Excellence in Multi-state Research Award for a project to improve…

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MSU to Lead $6.5M Effort to Develop Disease-Resistant Crops

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
cucurbits

A national team of 20 scientists led by Michigan State University has been awarded a $6.5 million grant to accelerate the development of disease-resistant cucurbit crops through leveraging…

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MSU Researcher Named Cherry Industry Person of the Year

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Jim Flore receives cherry award in red jacket

Traverse City, Mich. – Michigan State University (MSU) horticulture professor Jim Flore gladly accepted and quickly donned the official red sports jacket as he was honored as Cherry…

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Promising Treatment for Alzheimer’s Moves Toward Clinical Trials

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Side view brain vascular system

A promising new natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is moving toward clinical trials. This will be a major step forward as there is nothing on the market that…

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MSU Blueberry Breeds Bolster Michigan Ag Success

Monday, December 1, 2014

Blueberries enjoy worldwide popularity, thanks to their sweetness and anti.oxidant-rich nutrition profile. But the bounty of nature alone is not enough to keep pace with the heavy demand…

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Responding to Invasion: Protecting Michigan’s Fruit Industry

Friday, November 21, 2014
Rufus Isaacs

Michigan’s fruit industry boasts more than 22,000 acres devoted to small fruit production; blueberries account for a whopping 20,900 of those. Valued at $118.5 million, the blueberry industry…

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