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The Michigan State University Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences is actively engaged in research, extension, teaching and outreach to resolve the critical agricultural issues that impact the people of Michigan, the United States and the World.

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  • PSM professor’s bean research has impact across world

    PSM professor’s bean research has impact across world

    In the early morning, in a farm building surrounded by fields full of snow, James Kelly prepares to test the latest research models with his colleagues. Hoping to see improvement over previous attempts, these newest inventions could have both commercial and societal impacts, should they be superior. Old archetypes and new innovations lined side by side, the professionals inspect their harvest, noting which varieties perform best in canning quality.  Click to read more.

  • Dry bean variety trials report released

    The MSU Dry Bean Breeding and Genetics Program has released the 2015 Dry bean variety trials report.  To view the report <click here>.

  • MSU researcher to study how fresh produce absorbs harmful chemicals from soil, water

    MSU researcher to study how fresh produce absorbs harmful chemicals from soil, water

    College of Agriculture and Natural Resources researcher Hui Li has been awarded a $475,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study the mechanisms by which fresh vegetables absorb pharmaceuticals and personal care products from soil and water. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products are commonly referred to as chemicals of emerging concern (CECs).

     

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