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2015 World Soil Day

MSU Researchers Celebrate World Soil Day, Dec. 4

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Alvin Smucker

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has designated Fri., Dec. 4, 2015, as World Soil Day with the theme, “Soils, A Solid Ground for Life.” Since…

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Study to Increase Biofuel Yield, Limit Fertilizer Use

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
four scientists in switchgrass field

Michigan State University has earned a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to better understand how biofuel crops acquire nitrogen, insights that could help maximize…

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Microbes Crucial to Long-Term Soil Health

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Illustration of crop rotation

Phil Robertson, Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch scientist and University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences has spent the past 26 years studying…

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Healthy Soil Key to Crops, Climate Change

Monday, August 10, 2015
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James Tiedje, a Michigan State University Distinguished Professor and the director of the MSU Center for Microbial Ecology has been unlocking soil’s secrets for four decades, pioneering the…

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Exploring ‘Cover Crop/ Climate’ Connections

Thursday, August 6, 2015
two women in field

Michigan State University researchers are studying the impact of “cover crop” use on everything from row crops to orchards and carrots to Christmas trees. Planted to provide a…

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Latest Technology Advances MSU Soil Research

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Earlier this year, a state-of-the-art liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometer (LC-MS/MS) was installed in the laboratory of Michigan State University (MSU) Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences associate professor Hui…

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Crop Rotation Study Shows Positive Impact on Long-Term Land Sustainability

Monday, June 8, 2015

A study authored by MSU’s Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences assistant professor Lisa Tiemann, is the first of its kind to show that crop rotations, in…

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