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MSU Research History: Longest Running Seed Germination Test?

Wednesday, January 1, 1879

1879 – Botany professor W.J. Beal buries 20 bottles, each with 1,050 seeds from 21 species, instructing that one be dug up periodically and that the seeds be planted…

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MSU Research History: Beal First in Hybrid Corn

Sunday, June 1, 1873
W. J. Beal in Beal Gardens

1873 – Botany professor W. J. Beal becomes one of the pioneers in the development of hybrid corn, and doubles the yield of corn plantings at the time. The…

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