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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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Animated Videos Advance Adoption of Agriculture Techniques

Thursday, December 5, 2019
MSU awarded $7.8M for agricultural transformation in Malawi, Tobacco

In remote areas with low literacy rates, showing animated videos in the local language demonstrating agricultural techniques results in high retention and adoption rates of those techniques, found…

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MSU Entomologists Lead Effort to Improve Beetle Identification

Friday, November 22, 2019
Two professors looking at a computer on a desk

A team of scientists have developed a new online tool that will make it easier to identify Southeast Asian ambrosia beetles, a potentially destructive and invasive species. Many…

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Helpful Insects and Landscape Changes

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Potato Beetle

We might not notice them, but the crops farmers grow are protected by scores of tiny invertebrate bodyguards. Naturally occurring arthropods like spiders and lady beetles patrol crop…

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Record Number of Postdoctoral Researchers Earn NIFA Fellowships

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Seven Michigan State University postdoctoral researchers are recipients of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, fellowship and two-year grant of $161,000 to support ongoing research…

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MSU Entomologists Awarded $2.5 Million for Infectious Disease Study

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A team of scientists, including two from Michigan State University, has been awarded a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is aimed at…

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MSU to Partner with Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture to Support Advancement

Thursday, May 23, 2019
MSU to partner with Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture to support advancement

Michigan State University is joining other leading agricultural institutions in the U.S. and Egypt to help establish the Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture, or COEA, in Cairo….

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Mowing Benefits Monarch Butterflies

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Nate Haan, Butterflies, Monarch

You might think that mowing fields wouldn’t benefit monarch butterfly populations. New research from Michigan State University, however, shows that disturbances like mowing ­– at key times –…

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MSU Forensic Entomologist is Helping Solve a Cold Case

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Eric Benbow

There’s an unsolved crime: a body found in a lake with little algal growth and no evidence of insects. Extremely odd, as other evidence suggests the body may…

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Plants’ Defense Against Insects is a Bouquet

Thursday, January 3, 2019
Vincenzina Caputo

Michigan State University scholar Andrea Glassmire and her colleagues have revealed how the mixture of chemical weapons deployed by plants keeps marauding insects off base better than a…

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