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Solving the Mystery of Fertilizer Loss from Midwest Cropland

Monday, April 15, 2019
Solving the mystery of fertilizer loss from Midwest cropland

Farmers can’t predict their annual corn harvest with certainty, but with the help of new research from Michigan State University, they can now pinpoint specific parts of their…

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MSU Helps Revive State’s Chestnut Industry

Friday, December 2, 2016
MSU researcher Dennis Fulbright specializes with the reintroduction of the American Chestnut tree.

Michigan is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for its number of chestnut growers and land, and Michigan State University has played a key role in leading this…

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Defend or Grow? These Plants Do Both

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Gregg Howe

From natural ecosystems to farmers’ fields, plants face a dilemma of energy use: outgrow and outcompete their neighbors for light, or defend themselves against insects and disease. But…

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African Agrifood Systems Show Rising Youth Employment

Monday, August 1, 2016
Julie Howard

According to a new study published by Michigan State University, Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector is rapidly changing and can be a key driver of youth employment and economic…

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Doctoral Student Awarded USAID Fellowship to Study in Malawi

Monday, June 13, 2016
Silberg Malawi

Timothy Silberg, doctoral student in the Department of Community Sustainability (CSUS), was selected for a 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship Grant through the U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food…

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Nakasone Uses Technology, Teenagers to Reach Farmers

Monday, June 13, 2016
Eduardo Nakasone

In rural areas of developing countries, information can move slowly. For farmers in those countries, this speed has consequences for their business decisions. “Fifteen years ago, farmers had…

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Michigan’s On-the-Job Deaths Rise in Agriculture

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Kenneth Rosenman with tractor

An estimated 138 on-the-job deaths occurred in Michigan last year, with tractor-related deaths increasing, according to preliminary figures from an annual Michigan State University report. The 2015 figure…

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