Plant Agriculture

Michigan State University has a rich history of plant agriculture research and outreach dating back to the origin of the institution. Through MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension, scientists are continuing to make discoveries in the areas of genomics, breeding, pest management and disease management, while reaching out to growers to convey the most recent findings.

MSU received more than $45 million from 2021-2023 for climate-related research, development and outreach activities, much of which has directly or indirectly impacted plant agriculture. Over 40% of this funding is linked to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension. 



Project GREEEN

For more than 20 years, Project GREEEN has been addressing plant agriculture issues in Michigan through innovative research and outreach.

Agricultural Climate Resiliency Program

A partnership among the Plant Coalition, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and MSU aimed at addressing long-term plant agriculture challenges related to climate change and water.