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MSU Scientists One Million ‘Hops’ Closer to Ending a Disease Endemic in Cattle

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
A cow licking her calf in the field.

Many people have never heard of Brucellosis, but farmers and ranchers in the United States forced to cull animals that test positive for the disease and people infected…

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Can Crops Become More Efficient?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Photo of a head of wheat in the field.

Michigan State, Eastern Michigan researchers have won a grant to probe a natural process that saps plants’ productivity. Plants were evolving for hundreds of millions of years before…

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MSU to Study Precision Livestock Farming Adoption Trends in U.S. Swine Industry

Monday, March 15, 2021
Photo of piglets that are brown or black in a inclosure.

Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Animal Science researcher Janice Siegford is leading a team of researchers and extension agents recently awarded a $1 million USDA-NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative grant…

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Probing How Plants Deal With Drought

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Up close image of cracked soil due to lack of water.

A new $1.2 million grant could help farmers bring more drought-resistant crops to their fields The National Science Foundation has awarded Michigan State University researcher Polly Hsu a $1.2 million…

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Livestock Workers Face High MRSA Risk

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Piglets in a enclosure.

MSU researchers reveal surprisingly high risk levels, share precautions that work against MRSA — and COVID-19 For Michigan State University’s Felicia Wu, the surprise isn’t that people who…

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By Design: Partnering to Develop Midwest Farming Systems of the Future

Friday, December 4, 2020
Aerial view of farm fields at Kellogg Biological Station

As farmers wrap up grain harvest across the Midwest, their eyes are on their yield monitors, tracking their farms’ performance this growing season. At Michigan State University’s W.K. Kellogg…

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MSU Biosystems And Agricultural Engineering Professors Receive Grants to Bring Agricultural Innovations to Developing Countries

Monday, November 30, 2020
African farms

Ajit Srivastava, professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) and Pouyan Nejadhashemi, MSU Foundation professor in BAE, are each part of…

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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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