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

Monday, March 15, 2021
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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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MSU Named Top 10 Agriculture and Forestry College in New Report

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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Michigan State University is one of the top 10 agriculture colleges worldwide, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking by Subject report released in March. QS,…

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MSU Researchers Receive USDA Grant to Evaluate Blueberry Pest Management Strategies

Friday, February 19, 2021
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An MSU research team received a $325,000 grant to examine the effectiveness and cost of new blueberry pest management approaches. A team of researchers from Michigan State University…

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Plant Science In A New Light

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Researcher in a greenhouse with pink light

Michigan State’s research greenhouses are bringing in LED technology, an eye-catching, pink upgrade that saves energy and money. What do you get when you mix some green and…

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Finding And Fighting A New Hop Disease In Michigan

Thursday, October 1, 2020
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As Michigan’s hop industry grows, many of the state’s craft brewers would prefer to use locally-grown hops for their pilsners, ales and stouts, but a new species of…

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Michigan Clean Water Corps To Be Administered By MSU Through New $1.7 Million Grant

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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The Michigan Clean Water Corps, a statewide network of volunteer programs for monitoring lake and stream water quality, will now be administered through MSU with a grant from…

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MSU Researchers To Lead $5.2M Grant To Investigate Management Strategies For Fire Blight

Thursday, September 3, 2020
Two juicy red apples still on the tree in a warm summer evening.

George Sundin and Nikki Rothwell will lead a USDA-funded project examining fire blight, a disease that can kill apple and pear trees. George Sundin George Sundin, professor and…

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There’s an Unconscious Bias in Virtual Meetings: How You Can Avoid It

Thursday, May 14, 2020
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While employees use videoconferencing now more than ever, there’s an issue happening beneath the surface with platforms like Zoom, Teams and Skype beyond stress and mental health that’s…

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MSU Extension Develops Decontamination Method to Reuse N95 Masks

Friday, April 3, 2020
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Michigan State University is using specialized equipment to clean and decontaminate used N95 masks to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak. Both steps are part of the university’s expanded…

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MSU Donates Materials to Health Care Workers and First Responders

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Coronavirus collection rack full of supplies.

In a coordinated effort across campus, Michigan State University employees collected more than 20 pallets of medical supplies and personal protective equipment for area hospitals and first responders….

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