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  • Detecting emerging pesticide resistance in grapes

    Published on July 1, 2020
    Timothy Miles, assistant professor and Extension specialist in Michigan State University’s (MSU) Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, researches the most effective management strategies for grape diseases.

  • Understanding plant immunity to improve human health

    Published on July 1, 2020
    MSU Foundation Professor Brad Day studies the mechanisms by which plants fend off pathogens

  • Ensuring access to quality seed, equitable gender practices

    Published on July 1, 2020
    MSU researcher Krista Isaacs is examining the access smallholder farmers have to quality seed and whether these needs are factored into variety development.

  • Managing disease for better growth, storage and processing of sugar beets and potatoes

    Published on July 1, 2020
    Jaime Willbur, assistant professor in the Michigan State University Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, analyzes the impact of pathogens to prolong the health of key Michigan crops.

  • Monitoring and managing cucumber downy mildew

    Published on July 1, 2020
    Mary Hausbeck, University Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist in the Michigan State University Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, develops biosurveillance tools to combat an aggressive cucumber pathogen.

  • Examining plant genetics with an eye on the future

    Published on July 1, 2020
    Addie Thompson is a maize researcher with the Plant Resilience Institute working to predict the way plants interact with their environment

  • Combating corn tar spot

    Published on July 1, 2020
    MSU field crops pathologist Martin Chilvers examines management strategies, impacts for emerging plant disease

  • Weekly Beet - June 26, 2020

    Published on June 26, 2020
    Department announcements and happenings for the week ending June 26, 2020

  • Weekly Beet - June 19, 2020

    Published on June 19, 2020
    Department announcements and happenings for the week ending June 19, 2020

  • Weekly Beet - June 12, 2020

    Published on June 12, 2020
    Department announcements and happenings for the week ending June 12, 2020.

  • Weekly Beet - June 5, 2020

    Published on June 5, 2020
    In this newsletter - Department seeking nominations for Staff Member of the Year Award and soliciting applications for staff enhancement/development requests. - Keeping your Apple Mac computer up to date and secure. - MI Wheat Proposal Timelines.

  • Weekly Beet - May 29, 2020

    Published on May 29, 2020
    In this newsletter - Covid-19 updates, administrative employee schedules, various courses offerings for self improvement. Air Travel cancelled or delayed now eligible for refund. Payroll time Reminders. MSU Academic Calendar.

  • MSU researchers to develop management tool for Chesapeake Bay watershed

    Published on May 28, 2020
    With a $1 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, two MSU researchers will develop a multi-objective optimization tool to help agencies make management decisions for the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

  • Weekly Beet - May 22, 2020

    Published on May 22, 2020
    In this newsletter - * Scheduled Event – Alex Moauro - Physiology – Comprehensive Exam. * Department Requests that 2020 Graduating Students complete a survey to be included on the 2020 Graduate spotlight.

  • MSU announces new Center for PFAS Research

    Published on May 20, 2020
    The Center for PFAS Research brings together faculty from across Michigan State University to study the health and environmental issues around PFAS chemicals.

  • Weekly Beet - May 15, 2020

    Published on May 15, 2020
    This weeks articles focus on Personal / Professional development and NSF - Grant Funding Opportunities with Brad Day.

  • Sean Platts - Graduate Spotlight 2020

    Published on May 14, 2020
    Congratulations - Sean Platts - Golf Course Turfgrass Management Certificate Degree

  • Weekly Beet - May 8, 2020

    Published on May 8, 2020
    Department announcements and happenings for the week ending May 1, 2020. To include: Dr. Mary Hausbeck Awarded DEI's You Belong Here Award., Seth Purucker, M.S. Candidate, Virtual Defense. , PSM Summer Front Office Hours of 8-4 from May 11 to Aug 3.

  • Weekly Beet - May 1, 2020

    Published on May 1, 2020
    Department announcements and happenings for the week ending May 1, 2020. To include points of contact and new Covid-19 regulations for the department.

  • You Belong Here Champion Award winners announced

    Published on May 1, 2020
    The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) announces first-time You Belong Here Champion Awards