How to choose and when to apply grub control products for your lawn
Not all the grub control products on store shelves will be effective this spring. Here’s how to choose and use the right one for your lawn.
DOE renews funding for photosynthesis research at MSU
The three-year grant will allow PRL scientists to continue investigating how photosynthetic organisms work on the molecular level with an eye toward developing new technologies that improve human lives, particularly in the areas of bioenergy, industry and medicine.View story photos
MSU researchers to develop management tool for Chesapeake Bay watershed
Two MSU researchers will develop a multi-objective optimization tool to help agencies make better informed management decisions for the Chesapeake Bay watershed with a $1 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Scientific Animations Without Borders launches global education program
Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, recently awarded a grant to Scientific Animations Without Borders, or SAWBO, to launch the Feed the Future SAWBO Responsive-Adaptive-Participatory Information Dissemination Scaling Program, or SAWBO RAPID, an educational intervention program to disseminate crucial information related to COVID-19’s secondary economic impacts, including disruption to trade, supply chains and markets.
Ask the expert: How to prepare for the 2020 cicada invasion
If 2020 hasn’t been enough for you yet, how about the return of cicadas? MSU entomologist Gary Parsons answers questions about these critters, which are making their return from underground after 17 years.View story photos
Kandace Griffin: Finding alternative research techniques
My research is on the movement ecology of the invasive sea lamprey. We’re looking to supplement control efforts in the Great Lakes. Currently, we rely on a pesticide application to control the larvae, and that application is not always feasible.View story photos
Ellie Weise: Focusing on what we can control
I have an early round of data completed that I’m able to work with, so I’m finishing up the publication for that right now. But rounds two and three are delayed until we can get back on campus to do lab work, and I don’t know when that’s going to be.View story photos
Researchers earn grant to study fungus that causes liver cancer
This grant will allow the team to examine whether transgenic, or genetically modified, Bt corn has lower levels of a certain fungal toxin, aflatoxin, that causes liver cancer.View story photos
Perfecting the potato chip
Each time a bag of potato chips is opened in the United States, there is a one in four chance that it’s filled with Michigan-grown potatoes. Michigan is the largest producer of potatoes grown for the potato chip industry, and more than 70% of the state’s annual 1.7 billion pounds of potatoes go toward chip production. The booming industry has not come about by accident or coincidence. A concerted effort made by industry stakeholders, spearheaded by Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch, and coordinated by the Michigan Potato Industry Commission, has built a partnership that is growing the industry.View story photos
Lauren Heberling: It's in the small things
I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge that most of us in our graduating class are probably a little disappointed with how this piece of our journey has come to end. However, while this may not have been the ending that we had in mind, the swift way our lives have changed show us how resilient, thoughtful and innovative we all are.View story photos