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No-Till Agriculture Increases Crop Yields, Environmental Gains Over Long Haul

Monday, May 18, 2020
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Despite the environmental benefits of no-till agriculture, farmers often hesitate to change to this management approach due to uncertain economic returns. Sarah Cusser, postdoctoral research associate at the Kellogg…

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MSU Professor Awarded Grant to Improve Fruit Quality

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Blueberry bushes

Michigan State University blueberry breeder awarded USDA grant to improve blueberry and cranberry fruit quality Patrick Edger, assistant professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Horticulture,…

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Ask the Expert: Should We Fear a Food Shortage?

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Fruit and Vegetables on a wood counter

Trey Malone, assistant professor and extension economist in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, answers questions about the report of meat shortages as a result of…

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SAWBO ‘Goes Hollywood’ for Myth-Busting COVID-19 Animation

Friday, May 1, 2020

Scientific Animations Without Borders – or, SAWBO – a Michigan State University-based program, partnered with Hollywood animator Neal Sternecky to produce an educational COVID-19 video for distribution in…

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Sharing Knowledge Globally in a Time of Crisis

Monday, April 6, 2020

First established more than 150 years ago, land-grant universities such as Michigan State University are dedicated to ensure that all residents of the United States are provided with the knowledge…

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MSU Units Collaborate to Create 3D-Printed Medical Face Shields in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Monday, March 30, 2020
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Michigan State University is helping local health professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus by making 3D-printed personal protective equipment. To…

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USDA Grant Supports Potato Breeding and Genetics Program

Monday, March 2, 2020
Potatoes in a wooden crate that says "MSU-potato"

Michigan State University received $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to invest in its potato breeding and genetics program. The award…

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Health Researchers to Examine Sleep Patterns in Elder Care Facilities

Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Robin Tucker, assistant professor in the MSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Dawn Contreras, health and nutrition specialist with MSU Extension, will work to develop ways to…

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MSU Leads $1.12M NSF Grant to Study Tropical Forest Drought

Thursday, January 30, 2020
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Scott Stark, MSU assistant professor in the Department of Forestry, and Marielle Smith, MSU research associate in the Department of Forestry, have each spent more than a decade…

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Scientists Improve Yield Predictions Based on Seedling Data

Thursday, January 9, 2020
An orange sunset with the figures of corn stalks.

A doctor diagnosing a 50-year-old patient based on a blood test taken during the patient’s infancy would be unthinkable. Anecdotally speaking, however, that’s what Michigan State University scientists…

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