• MSU to lead $6.5 million research on disease resistance in cucurbits

    cucumber flower

    Posted on October 12, 2015 9:35am

    A national team of 20 scientists led by Michigan State University has been awarded $6.5 million grant to accelerate the development of disease-resistant cucurbit crops through leveraging applied genomics.

    Rebecca Grumet, MSU horticulture professor, will lead the team of researchers in developing breeder-friendly genomic tools to help with the production of watermelon, melon, cucumber and squash. The grant was issued by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative.


  • Viticulture Field Day slated at Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center

    MSU plant pathologist Annemiek Schilder is among the presenters scheduled to speak at the Viticulture Field Day later this month

    Posted on July 9, 2015 8:54am

    Rebuilding damaged vineyards after two years of significant winter injury will be the primary focus of presentations during the 26th annual Viticulture Field Day at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) July 29.


  • MSU researcher receives red jacket for outstanding work on behalf of cherry industry

    Posted on July 9, 2015 8:50am

    Michigan State University (MSU) horticulture professor Jim Flore gladly accepted and quickly donned the official red sports jacket as he was honored as Cherry Industry Person of the Year  July 7.


  • International internship will give Institute of Agricultural Technology student hands-on experience

    Maurizio Ceci, owner of Vignamato, and Kurtis Berry

    Posted on June 3, 2015 3:27pm

    Kurtis Berry’s summer plans sound a lot like a vacation to Italy’s wine country. But vacation isn’t what he is anticipating. He knows it will be hard work.


  • MSU Horticulture Club places second in national competition

    Posted on March 25, 2015 7:38pm

    The Michigan State University (MSU) Horticulture Club took home the silver medal and a horticulture senior took top honors last week at the Landscape Olympics.


  • CANR profs, MSU Extension specialist to receive University honors

    Posted on February 6, 2015 4:30pm

    Ten Michigan State University faculty members will be honored for their outstanding contributions to education and research with William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Awards at the annual MSU Awards Convocation Feb. 10. Two of the 10 are from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. An MSU Extension specialist will receive a Distinguished Academic Staff award at the Convocation.


  • Building a better blueberry: A Spartan breeder perfects one of Michigan’s finest fruits

    Blueberry illustration, courtesy of MSU Today

    Posted on December 29, 2014 2:10pm

    Blueberries enjoy worldwide popularity, thanks to their sweetness and antioxidant-rich nutrition profile. But the bounty of nature alone is not enough to keep pace with the heavy demand for this tasty, healthy fruit. Success depends on the introduction of new cultivars to meet the changing needs of consumers as well as growers. And for more than half a century, Michigan State University (MSU) has been a key player in bringing new blueberry varieties to the table.

    Since the early 1900s, blueberries have been commercially grown in Michigan, and today the tiny berries are big business. In 2011, the Michigan blueberry industry spanned 18,000 acres and yielded 72 million pounds of fruit valued at more than $118 million.


  • MSU researchers earn $7.7 million in specialty crop grants from USDA

    Posted on October 6, 2014 12:39pm

    Three Michigan State University AgBioResearch scientists have netted more than $7.7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry through research and education.

  • Global Academy Fellowship Program applications available

    Posted on September 20, 2014 7:46am

    The Center for Global Connections in partnership with the College of Engineering, the Office of the Provost, and International Studies & Programs is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2015 Global Academy for Engagement Fellowship Program.  


  • MSU professor named fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science

    Posted on August 5, 2014 3:48pm

    Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch scientist Wayne Loescher has been named a fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), the world’s premier professional society for horticultural science.

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