Michigan State University is a leader in plant science research. MSU’s world-renowned faculty are on the forefront of topics such as improving plant resilience — the ability of plants to withstand environmental challenges. MSU researchers use 14 research facilities around the state and several on the East Lansing campus that focus on agriculture or natural resources management. MSU needs to upgrade its plant science greenhouse infrastructure on campus.
- MSU has requested $15 million in capital outlay funding from the state for a $20 million project to expand and renovate on-campus plant science greenhouses.
- MSU plant science researchers are working on one of the world’s largest problems: feeding a growing global population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050.
- Upgrades to campus facilities are needed now because roughly two-thirds of the greenhouses were built between 1955 and 1978.