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  • MSU graduate student Eric Owusu Danquah using PhotosynQ technology in an MSU greenhouse.

    The Year of Global Africa: Building on a Legacy of Partnership

    Published on January 11, 2018

    Michigan State University's work in Africa extends back to the 1960s, formalized when then-MSU president John Hannah made it a priority to expand the university's global reach. This year, MSU celebrates the evolution of this storied partnership.

  • PSM welcomes new potato and sugarbeet pathologist

    Published on January 4, 2018

    Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences is excited to welcome a new faculty member for this upcoming spring! Jaime Willbur will be joining us on March 1, 2018 as a new extension and faculty member, studying specifically potato and sugarbeet pathology.

  • How plants 'muscle up' as they prep for the cold

    Published on December 7, 2017

    Plants, like humans, do not like very hot or cold weather. Temperature extremes are a major factor that determines where plants grow and that can limit agricultural production.

  • A wheat field that is ready for harvest.

    Breeding better wheat

    Published on October 1, 2017

    Michigan State University's wheat breeding and genetics program is helping to develop the best new varieties of wheat.

  • Meet a Faculty Member: Dr. Mary Hausbeck

    Published on February 1, 2017

    Dr. Mary Hausbeck's is a MSU distinguished professor and associate chairperson of the Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences. Her research team is currently working to prevent and control downy mildew in cucumbers in Michigan.

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