As part of the UN's effort to promote sustainable food production and increased food security and nutrition around the planet, the International Year of Pulses is meant to highlight the importance of pulse crops.
The Feed the Future presidential initiative focuses on advancing global agricultural development through institutions such as MSU.
The Legume Innovation Lab at MSU conducts impact assessments to determine if the program is creating higher yields, improved resistance to pests and diseases, resilience to unfavorable climatic conditions and improved nutritional content.
Through the Legume Innovation Lab, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development's Feed the Future initiative, MSU is on the cutting edge of legume research.
The Integrated Crop Pollination (ICP) project unites 50 scientists from 15 institutions to identify and explore the viability of using native and wild bee species as additional, alternative pollination strategies.
The Michigan Wheat Program board announced its commitment to provide $700,000 in support over the next five years to assist Michigan State University (MSU) in purchasing additional acreage for wheat research.
New insights into the reproductive secrets of the Varroa mite - a bee predator - has scientists edging closer to regulating them. MSU AgBioResearch entomologist Zachary Huang is leading the charge.
A new facility in Detroit will become Michigan State University's first center for studying and developing urban food systems.