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Improving Pollination Could Increase Crop Production

Thursday, July 30, 2020
wild bee

Crop yields for apples, cherries and blueberries across the United States are being reduced by need for more pollinators, according to new research. The study is from the Integrated…

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Self-Powered Alarm Fights Forest Fires Monitors Environment

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Night image of burning forest fire

In a new study, a team of Michigan State University scientists designed and fabricated a remote forest fire detection and alarm system powered by nothing but the movement…

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MSU and Partners Develop COVID-19 Fiscal Strategy and Resource Guides

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Beaumont Tower with the MSU Library in the background.

The COVID-19 crisis is having a dramatic impact on Michigan’s local governments, and the fiscal implications — including emergency spending, revenue losses and budget cuts — are already…

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MSU Researchers to Develop Management Tool for Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Monday, June 1, 2020
View of a waters edge from the water point of view.

Two Michigan State University researchers will develop a multi-objective optimization tool to help agencies make better informed management decisions for the Chesapeake Bay watershed with a $1 million…

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

Monday, May 18, 2020
Two men standing in a crop field

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
face masks

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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