Michigan State University has a rich history of plant agriculture research and outreach dating back to the origin of the institution. Through MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension, scientists are continuing to make discoveries in the areas of genomics, breeding, pest management and disease management, while reaching out to growers to convey the most recent findings.
MSU researchers identifying corn tar spot management strategies
Published on March 13, 2023
A team of MSU scientists is working with regional and national partners to mitigate damage from corn tar spot, a disease that can drastically reduce yields.
New MSU research helps better quantify soil carbon stock changes
Published on February 27, 2023
In a new paper published in Scientific Reports, MSU professor Bruno Basso shows how scientists must use a correction calculation to accurately quantify changes in soil carbon stocks over time.
MSU-led team studying expansion of controlled environment culinary herb production across US
Published on October 18, 2022
A new $3.4M USDA grant is supporting research and outreach.
For more than 20 years, Project GREEEN has been addressing plant agriculture issues in Michigan through innovative research and outreach.
Michigan Tree Fruit Commission
The Michigan Tree Fruit Commission was created in 2014, when growers of apples, cherries, peaches and plums established the organization under the authority of Public Act 232.
The SESMA Initiative
Securing Environmentally Sustainable Michigan Agriculture
James Kells, Ph.D.
Professor; MSU AgBioResearch Assistant Director; Project GREEEN Coordinator