Posted on June 15, 2015 2:13pm
A study authored by Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences assistant professor Lisa Tiemann is the first of its kind to show that crop rotations, in isolation from other management factors, can increase the functions performed by soil microbial communities that benefit plant growth. The findings were published online May 25 in Ecology Letters, a highly selective peer-reviewed journal.
Posted on May 12, 2015 1:30pm
Ten Staff members from the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences awarded the outstanding team award from the College of Agriculture and Education.
Posted on May 4, 2015 1:00pm
During the recent 2015 Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Honors Banquet, nearly $90,000 in scholarships were awarded to students in undergraduate studies programs in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences.
Posted on April 30, 2015 11:37am
Sheng-Yang He, a MSU Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, was selected as part of the 2015 class. He earned the honor for his seminal contributions to the understanding of plant-pathogen interactions.
Posted on April 29, 2015 4:19pm
A 20-year search for a turfgrass resistant to the most common disease afflicting golf courses in Michigan and throughout the northeastern United States has finished on an upswing. A team of Michigan State University (MSU) turf experts has released a new cultivar called Flagstick, which has shown resistance to dollar spot in long-term field trials conducted at MSU and at several other locations across the country.
Posted on November 19, 2014 2:22pm
Ten early-to-mid career tenure track faculty have been selected to develop and enhance their international research portfolios.
The 2015 Academy for Global Engagement Fellows have been selected for their diverse interests, ranging from skin mechanics to water conflicts. The goal of the academy is to build a growing cohort of faculty members who will participate in global activities and view their scholarship through a global lens.
Posted on November 4, 2014 4:49pm
For the fourth year running, our weed science team had a pumpkin carving contest to celebrate Halloween. Pumpkins were displayed on Oct. 31 in the Plant and Soil Sciences Building, where anyone was allowed to vote for their favorite.
Posted on October 24, 2014 4:06pm
Dr. Sasha Kravchenko, was recently nominated and subsequently selected to be a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America. Congratulations Sasha! Click link above to read more.
Posted on October 3, 2014 1:47pm
Dr. Geradine Mukeshemana, doctoral graduate of the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, who studied under Dr. James Kelly, will give a Borlaug Dialog speech at the 2014 World Food Conference, which is held in Des Moines, Iowa. This year, the theme of the conference is “The Greatest Challenge in Human History: Can we feed 9 billion people by 2050?”
Posted on September 20, 2014 7:46am
The Center for Global Connections in partnership with the College of Engineering, the Office of the Provost, and International Studies & Programs is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2015 Global Academy for Engagement Fellowship Program.