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The American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America will host thousands of scientists, professionals, educators, and students from around the world at the virtual Annual Meeting. This year's International Annual Meeting, "Translating Visionary Science to Practice,"  will be offered virtually November 9-13, 2020.

This page from the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, serves as our virtual exhibit,  providing you with exciting opportunities to learn more about our research and connect with our faculty and students.   Click on the links below to view the video interviews:



Core Research Areas

Core Research Areas

  • Welcome to Graduate Programs in Crop and Soil Sciences: Dr. Karen Renner

    Published on November 6, 2020
    Welcome to Graduate Programs in Crop and Soil Sciences: Dr. Karen Renner

  • Cropping Systems - Biofuels: Kurt Thelen

    Published on November 6, 2020
    Kurt D Thelen, is a cropping systems agronomist with a research emphasis on bioenergy and developing crop systems that increase food, feed, and energy production while safeguarding soil, air, water, and biodiversity.

  • Soils and Cropping Systems Ecology: Dr. Sieglinde Snapp

    Published on November 6, 2020
    Interested in sustainable agriculture or soil health? Have you ever considered working internationally? Watch my video to learn more about the lab and the work we do in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Soil Chemistry: Dr. Brian Teppen

    Published on November 6, 2020
    Our research includes: 1) Sorption and bioavailabilities of organic pollutants in soils, and 2) Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geosciences to bring new talent and perspectives into the discipline.

  • Dry Bean Breeding and Genomics: Dr. Francisco Gomez

    Published on November 6, 2020
    The MSU Dry bean breeding and genetics program is focused on the development of high yielding, disease and stress resistant cultivars with upright architecture, and improved canning quality in 10 commercial seed classes for production in Michigan.

  • Turfgrass nutrition, winter injury, and irrigation: Kevin Frank

    Published on November 6, 2020
    Dr. Frank’s research program focuses on developing turfgrass nutrition programs, assessing the environmental fate of fertilizer applications to turfgrass, and management strategies to alleviate winterkill of turfgrass.

  • Pathology of Vegetables and Greenhouse Ornamentals: Dr. Mary Hausbeck

    Published on November 6, 2020
    Pathology of vegetables and greenhouse ornamentals. Our goal is to reduce Michigan growers’ reliance on fungicides through novel and integrated management strategies and enhanced knowledge of pathogen etiology and epidemiology.

  • Plant Pathology Graduate Student

    Published on November 3, 2020
    The Plant Pathology graduate program offers P.h.D and Masters Degrees. We work to research plant pathogens in a variety of cropping systems, at both basic and applied levels. Our club, SPORE, hosts a variety of professional development activities.