Improving potato production
Receiving honors from Singapore
Sparking a spirit of cultivation
Advancing biofuel research
Building a biofuel-boosting Swiss Army knife
Faculty conversations: Peter Wolk
Peter Wolk, professor in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, enrolled in a biology class in middle school. He disliked it so much that he did not take another biology class until his junior year of college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.View story photosView story videos
MSU is looking to protect orchards – with falcons
Catherine Lindell, MSU integrative biologist, will use a nearly $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to attract more falcons to orchards. Lindell and two other MSU colleagues are investigating whether crop damage decreases when the population of small falcons increases.View story photos
Grow Where You Are Planted
Spartans are testing the limits of growing food in less than ideal conditions at an entrepreneurial incubator farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Modeled after MSU’s Student Organic Farm, educators and apprentice farmers use innovative sustainable growing practices to launch farm businesses that provide healthy local food.
Be Spartan Green posts November 2015 newsletter
Be Spartan green has published the November edition of its monthly newsletter.
MSU to host panel on Flint water crisis
From 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 in 303 International Center, Michigan State University will host a panel to discuss the Flint water crisis, featuring experts in environmental history and water access and quality, along with two of the major Flint community organizers advocating safe water for Flint residents.
How voters would accept higher gas tax
Americans would be more likely to accept a gas tax increase if they knew the extra revenue would improve energy efficiency, repair roads and bridges or be refunded to taxpayers equally, indicates a new study by two MSU sociologists.View story photos
MSU conference to feature global researchers in food, energy water nexus
The interdependence of food, energy and water systems for social and economic development poses challenges, particularly under conditions of varying abundance or scarcity of water.
MSU to lead $5.8M USAID grant to improve Bangladesh, Indonesia potato production
The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded MSU a $5.8 million cooperative agreement to improve potato production in Bangladesh and Indonesia. The grant supports USAID’s work under Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative.View story photos
Meghan Milbrath: Honeybees and pollinators
For me, the problems affecting our pollinators are personal. As a kid in Northern Wisconsin, I would help my dad in the bee yard, peering over his shoulder as he worked in the hive, bottling honey, or taking off on my bike to follow a swarm. When I left to pursue studies in environmental health sciences I kept beehives as a hobby, an escape from the stress of my doctoral research modeling the risks of diseases and chemicals on human health. My beekeeping hobby, however, was not always a relaxing escape.View story photos
MSU professor named honorary citizen of Singapore
MSU researcher Joan Rose has been named an honorary citizen of Singapore for her significant contributions in developing a safe and sustainable water system in the island nation.View story photos