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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.