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.
Published on September 25, 2020
Michigan State University entomology assistant professor Will Wetzel and his lab analyze how extreme weather events and climate variability can influence interactions between insects and plants.
Published on September 8, 2020
The Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project has been awarded $7.1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative.
Michigan State University researchers lead $5.2 million grant to investigate management strategies for fire blight
Published on September 3, 2020
George Sundin and Nikki Rothwell will lead a USDA-funded project examining fire blight, a disease that can kill apple and pear trees.
For more than 20 years, Project GREEEN has been addressing plant agriculture issues in Michigan through innovative research and outreach.
The Michigan Tree Fruit Commission was created in 2014, when growers of apples, cherries, peaches and plums established the organization under the authority of Public Act 232.