• Plant, Soil and Microbial Science research to help feed burgeoning world population

    Plant, Soil and Microbial Science research to help feed burgeoning world population

    Brad Day, associate professor and department chair for research in MSU’s Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences interviewed recently by Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today.   Day and his lab are unlocking the secrets of plant disease defenses, drought and adverse climate survivability.    The Growth Chamber Facility at MSU allows for the replication of growing and climate conditions anywhere in the world.    In a world with a burgeoning population, expected to be 9 billion by 2050, we will have to increase agricultural production utilizing the same amount of land available today.   Listen to the Podcast.   See the original posting. 

  • Michigan agriculture mourns loss of Dr. Harlan Ritchie

    Michigan agriculture mourns loss of Dr. Harlan Ritchie

    Dr. Harlan Ritchie, distinguished professor in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University passed away April 27, 2016. He was an educator, judge, mentor, colleague, and close friend of many in the beef industry.

    Dr. Harlan Ritchie, Distinguished Professor of Animal Science at Michigan State University (MSU) was cited as a well-respected legend in the cattle industry by several people who knew him well, and his influence reached from Michigan around the world. - See more at: https://www.michfb.com/MI/Farm_News/Agriculture_loses_livestock/#sthash.8hggAMIU.dpuf

     

  • Sparty’s Cabin unveiled on Earth Day

    Sparty’s Cabin unveiled on Earth Day

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony for “Sparty’s Cabin,” a student-led project to build Michigan State University’s first tiny house, took place on Earth Day to emphasize the goal of sustainability. The project was a collaborative effort from the start, including MSU’s student chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, faculty and staff members of the School of Planning, Design and Construction, Department of Forestry, Department of Sustainability, the Surplus Store and Recycling Center and the Breslin Center. Community experts and volunteers also participated in the construction of the tiny house.

  • Forestry doctoral student earns NSF fellowship

    Forestry doctoral student earns NSF fellowship

    MSU Forestry doctoral candidate Jaron Adkins was awarded a 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The award will support his research in soil carbon stabilization, specifically in fire-prone, mixed coniferous forests in Northern California. His work will help show how wildfires impact the chemical composition of soil and cause both short-term and long-term carbon release. He is one of 2,000 individuals to receive the award, out of almost 17,000 applicants.

     

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