Published on February 15, 2018
The Weed Science Society of America has honored Michigan State University professor and MSU Extension specialist Christy Sprague with the 2018 Outstanding Extension Award for her science, programming and service to growers.
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.
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.
Ray Hammerschmidt called on to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Published on December 15, 2017
Dr. Ray Hammerschmidt was called upon to testify before the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. The hearing was titled Safeguarding American Agriculture in a Globalized World.
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.
Published on November 13, 2017
Hui Li, an associate professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, is the 2017 recipient of the award.
Published on November 1, 2017
Cal Bricker retired from full time work with the department, to work two days a week. His full time replacement: Dominic Colosimo, moved into A282 Plant and soil sciences and started work last Wednesday November 1.
Published on October 5, 2017
New research from Michigan State University has shown for the first time that activated carbon can help eliminate the health risks associated with soils, sediments and surface water polluted by highly toxic dioxins.
Published on September 28, 2017
A new research project led by Michigan State University scientists will explore the diversity, evolution and ecological functions of a fungi lineage critical to the success of terrestrial plant life worldwide, including agricultural crops.
Published on July 31, 2017
As technology in the food industry expands rapidly, MSU researchers want to ensure its safety.
Published on February 14, 2017
Ensuring that Michigan farmers have the best tools to meet emerging challenges and continue to produce at record-setting levels lies at the heart of the wheat breeding and genetics program, led by MSU AgBioResearch plant breeder Eric Olson.
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.