Michigan State University has a rich history of plant agriculture research and outreach dating back to the origin of the institution. Through MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension, scientists are continuing to make discoveries in the areas of genomics, breeding, pest management and disease management, while reaching out to growers to convey the most recent findings.
Michigan Tree Fruit Commission - Working in new ways to advance the industry
The Michigan Tree Fruit Commission was created in 2014 with a focus on upgrading MSU research center infrastructure for apple, cherry, peach and plum projects.
Published on September 8, 2020
The Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project has been awarded $7.1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative.
Michigan State University researchers lead $5.2 million grant to investigate management strategies for fire blight
Published on September 3, 2020
George Sundin and Nikki Rothwell will lead a USDA-funded project examining fire blight, a disease that can kill apple and pear trees.
Published on August 17, 2020
Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch hosted a virtual soybean field day Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 8 to 10 a.m.
Published on August 13, 2020
Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch hosted a cover crops virtual field day Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020.
Published on July 1, 2020
Hideki Takahashi, an associate professor in the MSU Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is working to understand the molecular mechanisms plants use to metabolize nutrients.