Exploring hybrid-plant energy sources
Michigan State University researchers are evaluating hybrid poplar trees as a potential woody fuel source for use in short-rotation energy plantations. The poplars can be burned for energy or converted into ethanol.
Exploring alternative, carbon-neutral energy
Michigan State University researchers are off-setting the use of coal by employing a carbon-neutral energy source: thinning chips.
Addressing Phomopsis on blue spruce
Researchers at W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are studying the Phomopsis fungus and its devastating effects on Colorado Blue Spruce. Phomopsis is a disease of the branches, resulting in a loss of needles.
2013 Michigan Wheat College at MSU
Michigan wheat growers returned to the classroom for a one-day Wheat College at MSU where topics such as uniformity,planting depths and rates, nitrogen management, headcount evaluation, and disease and insect management were explored.
Advancing Michigan cherry production: From root to fruit
Michigan State University AgBioResearch scientists at Clarksville Research Center are looking at the advantages and economics of various protective covering systems for cherries.
Improving black cherry trees
Michigan State University researchers have teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service to test a variety of black cherry tree seedlings, evaluating them for their growth, stem form, branch angle, and disease and insect tolerance qualities.
Restoring native oak trees
MacReady Reserve is a demonstration forest that houses an educational trail system where visitors can observe ongoing research and enjoy the environment.