Using plant RNA data from 2-week-old corn seedlings researchers from Michigan State University have shown that farmers and scientists can improve adult crop trait predictions with accuracy that rivals current approaches using DNA, i.e. genetic data.
Returning croplands to forests is a sustainability gold standard to mitigate climate change impacts and promote conservation. That is, new research from Michigan State University shows, unless you’re a poor farmer.
In remote areas with low literacy rates, showing animated videos in the local language demonstrating agricultural techniques results in high retention and adoption rates of those techniques, researchers from Michigan State University found.
Researchers at Michigan State University are using large drones to release sterile insects as a more sustainable and cost-effective way to disrupt reproduction of codling moths, or CM, in apple orchards.
Michigan State University study looks at how efficiently “second generation” biofuel crops – perennial, non-food crops such as switchgrass or native grasses – use rainwater and how these crops affect overall water balance.