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Meet a Faculty Member: Dr. Kim Cassida

Published on March 22, 2017

Dr. Kim Cassida Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences assistant professor and Forage Extension Specialist.

MSU Horticulture Places Second at NALP National Collegiate Landscape Competition in Utah

Published on March 22, 2017

Michigan State University's Student Horticulture Association landscape team participated in the 41st Annual NALP (National Association of Landscape Professionals) National Collegiate Landscape Competition last week in Provo, Utah.

2017 Lighting Solutions Open House

Published on March 21, 2017

Helping growers learn about the latest advancements in supplemental, photoperiodic, and sole-source horticulture lighting and making the best decisions for their plants and business.

Mark Wyckoff, Interim Director of LPI, formerly sen. associate director, and current director of Planning & Zoning Center.

Wyckoff to lead MSU Land Policy Institute

Published on March 17, 2017

Michigan State University's Land Policy Institute transitioned to new leadership this month. Dean Ronald Hendrick from CANR named Mark Wyckoff, the senior associate director of LPI since 2006, as interim director of LPI for the balance of 2017.

The American Tree Farm System awards Mike Smalligan with the 2017 National Leadership Award.

Forestry alumnus wins national leadership award

Published on March 16, 2017

The American Tree Farm System recognized Mike Smalligan, a graduate of the MSU Department of Forestry (MS, 2007) and forester for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), with its 2017 National Leadership Award

Karim Maredia on an African farm.

MSU researcher named to African panel on emerging technologies

Published on March 16, 2017

Michigan State University AgBioResearch scientist Karim Maredia has been named to the High Level African Panel on Emerging Technologies.

2016 another banner year at the MSU Bug House

Published on March 15, 2017

People continue to be enthusiastic about meeting the bugs at Entomology's Bug House, reports Gary Parsons, the program and facility director. Tours and events reached over 9,700 people in 2016!

Karim Maredia, left, joins a farm tour in Africa.

Karim Maredia named to African Union panel on emerging technologies

Published on March 14, 2017

Karim Maredia has been named to the High Level African Panel on Emerging Technologies (High Level-APET). He is the only non-African scientist to serve on the panel.

Featured entomology alumni Mary Gardiner

Published on March 14, 2017

Mary Gardiner (PhD 2008, Doug Landis) is an associate professor of entomology at Ohio State University and our latest featured alumni.

James Ireland, an MSU professor in reproductive physiology.

Cows may offer clues to improving fertility in women

Published on March 10, 2017

Dr. James Ireland, an MSU professor in reproductive physiology, has received a $1.65 million NIH and USDA grant.

Cows May Offer Clues to Improving Fertility in Women

Published on March 10, 2017

Dr. James Ireland was recently awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health and United States Department of Agriculture to study fertility treatments in women...by using cows.

ICPF 2017 INTRODUCES THE BUSINESS OF CORRUGATED PACKAGING & DISPLAYS TO OVER 500 STUDENTS

Published on March 9, 2017

This past February 23, over 500 packaging, graphic design, marketing & sales, supply chain management, business and others participated in ICPF's interactive Teleconference on The Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays.

Featured entomology graduate student Keith Mason

Published on March 8, 2017

Research technician by day, graduate student by night. With the help of coffee and having a supportive major professor and boss all in one, Keith Mason shares what it’s like to take on a PhD while working at Michigan State University.

From left Alex Gust, Dan Brown, Lauren Lucas and Lauren Cooper present at the 2017 ANR Week Luncheon.

ANR Week

Published on March 7, 2017

The MSU Department of Forestry Forest Carbon and Climate Program and MSU Shadows Collection presented at the 2017 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources ANR Week.

Most of Michigan's forests were cleared at some time during the late 1800s logging boom.

Old-growth forests show what Michigan looked like before Paul Bunyan

Published on March 3, 2017

MSU Forestry Professor Emeritus Don Dickmann talks with Michigan Radio's Stateside about the otherworldly aspects of old-growth forests.

Featured entomology undergraduate student Brenna Kizer

Published on March 3, 2017

Brenna Kizer tells us why adding a minor in entomology to your major is beneficial, and how fun entomology can be. She also shares her experience working as an entomologist at the Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House.

Mark Wyckoff, senior associate director of the MSU Land Policy Institute.

LPI's Wyckoff to share expertise on housing development at Illinois Conference in March

Published on March 2, 2017

The Illinois Housing Council and Illinois Housing Development Authority are co-hosting the 2017 Illinois Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing Mar. 13-14, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, IL.

Photograph of trees courtesy of MSU Today

MSU lands nearly $1 million in grants to fight invasive species

Published on March 2, 2017

MSU professor Deb McCullough, MSU assistant professor Monique Sakalidis and Amos Ziegler of the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network received nearly $1 million in grants to help prevent and control invasive species in Michigan.

Amos Ziegler with the MISIN app.

MSU Entomologists team up to land nearly $1M to fight invasive species

Published on February 28, 2017

Department of Entomology and Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences researchers received nearly $1 million to help prevent and control invasive species in Michigan.

Bryan Droscha drills a hole an inch and a half into a maple tree. (Robert Killips | Lansing State Journal)

Will the warm weather impact maple syrup production?

Published on February 27, 2017

"It's that cycling back and forth that really causes the sap to run," said Bert Cregg, an associate professor of Forestry and Horticulture at MSU. "That normally happens in March and early April."

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