• Fertilizer use could reduce climate benefit of cellulosic biofuels

    Posted on June 15, 2016 10:16am

    According to a new study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University, the use of nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops can produce a sharp increase in emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas up to 300 times more harmful than carbon dioxide and a significant driver of global climate change.


  • MSU water scientist awarded world’s top water prize

    Posted on March 23, 2016 8:50am

    Michigan State University professor Joan Rose is the 2016 recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, announced today at the United Nation’s World Water Day celebration in Geneva. The Stockholm Water Prize is the world’s most-prestigious water award. Rose is a professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.


  • CANR Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni

    Thomas Snyder

    Posted on March 1, 2016 1:21pm

    Joseph Byrum and Thomas Snyder, both alumni from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be recognized with Outstanding Alumni Awards by the CANR Alumni Association. They will be honored during the ANR Week Luncheon set for March 8 at the Kellogg Center.


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

    Hui Li

    Posted on February 5, 2016 2:33pm

    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).


  • George Sundin named Beal Outstanding Faculty Award winner

    Posted on February 5, 2016 2:20pm

    Each year, William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award winners are honored for a comprehensive and sustained record of scholarly excellence in research and/or creative activities, instruction and outreach. The William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Awards are supported by the Office of University Development.

    This year, George Sundin, a professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, was recognized as a Beal Outstanding Faculty Award Winner. 


  • Hendrick recommended as new College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean at MSU

    Ronald L. Hendrick

    Posted on January 25, 2016 3:54pm

    Ronald L. Hendrick will be recommended as dean of Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. If approved by the MSU Board of Trustees, Hendrick’s appointment will be effective July 1, 2016.


  • MSU to host its first Agriculture Innovations: Focus on Soils in August

    Ag Innovations Day

    Posted on January 8, 2016 2:38pm

    Michigan State University (MSU) will host its first Agriculture Innovations: Focus on Soils on Aug. 24, 2016, at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center in Frankenmuth, Michigan.


  • MSU Academy for Global Engagement names 10 fellows for 2016

    Posted on December 1, 2015 2:39pm

    Ten MSU faculty from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Engineering have been tapped for the 2016 cohort of the Academy for Global Engagement Fellowship Program.


    Now entering its third year, the Academy for Global Engagement (AGE) is designed to create a new generation of international research experts at MSU by offering early- to mid-career faculty the opportunity to expand their scholarship on a global level. Created to strengthen MSU’s global networks and support introduce faculty to new global resources, the AGE is nationally recognized as an innovative faculty development program model.


  • MSU to lead $5.8M USAID grant to improve potato production

    Dave Douches, Ph.D.

    Posted on October 26, 2015 12:47pm

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Michigan State a $5.8 million cooperative agreement to improve potato production in Bangladesh and Indonesia. The grant supports USAID’s work under Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.

    As part of the Feed the Future Biotechnology Partnership Project, MSU will partner with the University of Minnesota and Idaho-based JR Simplot Company, along with in-country partners in both Bangladesh and Indonesia, to make improved potato varieties available to smallholder farmers. Such varieties can help protect against yield loss and improve livelihoods for those who depend on the crop to survive. Potatoes are the third-largest food crop grown in the world.


  • Viticulture Field Day slated at Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center

    MSU plant pathologist Annemiek Schilder is among the presenters scheduled to speak at the Viticulture Field Day later this month

    Posted on July 9, 2015 8:54am

    Rebuilding damaged vineyards after two years of significant winter injury will be the primary focus of presentations during the 26th annual Viticulture Field Day at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) July 29.


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