John Wise is an associate professor in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University (MSU), where he coordinates the Applied Insecticide Toxicology Laboratory and is also the research and Extension coordinator for the Trevor Nichols Research Center (TNRC). When asked about his research, he can’t help but perk up.
Read more to learn about this Michigan State University professor of plant pathology and faculty coordinator of the Rogers Reserve in Jackson.
Growing wine grapes in Michigan can be tricky. The European vinifera grape varieties that many people are familiar with, such as Riesling or Chardonnay, are not native to Michigan, but the favorable climate along Michigan’s western coast has allowed these varieties to grow well with proper management. Because wine grape growing is a relatively young industry in the state, Michigan grape growers are searching for the best methods to manage the growing of vinifera grape varieties so that the grapes will make wine people will enjoy.
Michigan is the No. 1 producer of potatoes for processing into potato chips, and Chris Long is devoted to keeping it there.
Floating chestnuts used to mean sinking profits for chestnut growers around the world, but Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have found problems with the age-old selection practice and are working toward a high-tech solution.
“Hate” is a strong word, but soybean growers truly hate soybean aphids, the most damaging soybean pest in the north central United States. Now a Michigan State University (MSU ) researcher is turning the tables on the destructive yellow creature, breeding new varieties of soybeans that aphids hate.