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  • January News Summary

    Published on January 31, 2023
    New PSM People - January 2023

  • Khanh Nguyen retiring

    Published on January 24, 2023
    He retires this week with over 26 years working to keep research equipment humming along in the Plant and Soil Sciences Building

  • Interdisciplinary team investigates the impact of fungus on the microbiome in human-impacted soils.

    Published on December 13, 2022
    PSM’s Dr Gregory Bonito, Dr Adam Brown, professor in MSU’s College of Art, Art History and Design, and their colleagues have teamed up to investigate how fungi and bacteria work together to pull metals from soils

  • PSM Milestones

    Published on December 1, 2022
    Five Faculty retiring from PSM this year. We wish them all well in their retirements. Read more about their time and experiences at MSU.

  • December News Summary

    Published on December 1, 2022
    New disease publication; Student gives first presentation at national meeting; Bean and beet diagnostic day a big success; students and faculty outreach

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