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MSU Economists Develop New Agricultural Policy Research Institute in Malawi

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Michigan State University (MSU) has a long history of research and engagement in Malawi to improve the country’s agricultural and public health outcomes.   Recently MSU reinforced this legacy of…

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Powering Up Stretchy Technology

Monday, December 21, 2020
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A Spartan-led research team has developed a new “4D printing” approach to help power stretchable devices. A team of researchers led by Michigan State University’s Changyong Cao has…

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By Design: Partnering to Develop Midwest Farming Systems of the Future

Friday, December 4, 2020
Aerial view of farm fields at Kellogg Biological Station

As farmers wrap up grain harvest across the Midwest, their eyes are on their yield monitors, tracking their farms’ performance this growing season. At Michigan State University’s W.K. Kellogg…

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MSU Faculty Named Highly Cited Researchers For 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020
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Nine Michigan State University researchers have been recognized in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List compiled by Clarivate Analytics. Each year, the Web of Science Group identifies the…

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Building Soft Robots To Lend A Helping Hand (Or Four)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Spartan researchers have won a grant to develop next-generation machines to help humans in orchards and operating rooms Smarter. Better. Faster. Softer. That’s what Michigan State’s Zhaojian Li…

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Breeding The Best Blueberry

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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The quest for the best blueberry begins with genetic building blocks that Michigan State University researchers are studying in a USDA-funded project to boost yield, enhance flavor and resist pests. “The perfect blueberry is…

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MSU Receives $2 Million USDA Grant To Improve Blueberry Pollination

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Blueberry bushes

Michigan State University has received a four-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative to improve blueberry pollination. The project is led…

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Mapping A Greener Future On Farms With Precision Technology

Thursday, October 8, 2020
soybean and corn fields

When it comes to farming, becoming more sustainable can also mean becoming more profitable. So it’s only natural that farmers would look to Spartans for help going —…

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Finding And Fighting A New Hop Disease In Michigan

Thursday, October 1, 2020
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As Michigan’s hop industry grows, many of the state’s craft brewers would prefer to use locally-grown hops for their pilsners, ales and stouts, but a new species of…

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Srivastava Named 2020 International Academy Of Agricultural And Biosystems Engineering Fellow

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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Ajit Srivastava, professor in the MSU Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, has been awarded one of the field’s highest honors. Ajit Srivastava, professor in the Michigan State…

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