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Supporting Michigan’s Wine Industry In Challenging Climatic Conditions

Friday, July 24, 2020
paolo-sabbatini

Despite the wine industry’s blossoming popularity, several factors can limit the success of wine grapes in Michigan’s climate. Paolo Sabbatini studies ways to mitigate damage. According to the…

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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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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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Lang Honored with National and International Awards for Fruit Research

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Close up image of five red cherries hang from a tree.

Gregory Lang, professor in the Department of Horticulture, was the recent recipient of two distinguished awards. The American Society for Horticultural Science’s 2019 Fruit Publication Award recognized Lang…

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Study Provides Framework for 1 Billion Years of Green Plant Evolution

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
microscopic and close up photo of 3 plants

Gene sequences for more than 1100 plant species have been released by an international consortium of nearly 200 plant scientists, the culmination of a nine-year research project. The One…

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Underrated and Underground, Tuber Evolution Study Earns NSF Grant

Thursday, September 5, 2019
assortment of potatoes

The United States grew more than a million acres of potatoes in 2017, making the number one vegetable crop in the country a tuber. But potatoes are not…

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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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Ninth Annual Innovation Celebration Honors Entrepreneurial Success

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Innovation Center MSU

Excitement and conversation filled the room as a record attendance of more than 400 people gathered at Spartan Stadium April 18 to celebrate faculty and students showcasing technologies…

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The Study of Cucumber Resistance to Phytophthora Capsici

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Student Research, Cucumbers

Ben Mansfeld is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Program, studying under Dr. Rebecca Grumet in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University….

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Uncovering the Origins of the Cultivated Strawberry

Monday, February 25, 2019
Strawberries

Until now, little has been known about the evolutionary origins of the cultivated garden strawberry. Whereas most species, including humans, are diploid with two copies of the genome…

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