According to Michigan State University (MSU) and Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) researchers, the Trevor Nichols Research Center (TNRC) is just one of MSU’s many facilities that provide them with opportunities to conduct studies that many scientists across the country may not experience.
Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have developed a handy, new tool for vegetable growers that provides them with information about insect pests in order to help control damage before it even starts.
Robin Green knows that nutrition labels are not legally required for a business her size. But as the brain power behind Midge’s Muffins, she is smart enough to realize that if she wants to play in the big leagues, she has to look like she belongs there. And that means having clear, concise and accurate nutrition labels on her packaging.
Mysterious brown spots destroying your tomato plants? They can handle
that. Leaves on your big maple tree weak and wilted? They’ll get to the
bottom of it. Unrecognizable pest on your corn crop? They’ll tell you what it is and how to take care of it.
Standing just a few feet tall and sporting a complex mass of wires, sensors and other gadgets, thousands of people have walked or driven by a weather station during a grower field day or while visiting a local agritourism hotspot. But few people realize the sophisticated, science-gathering, decision-informing power that station, and 63 others just like it, offers to Michigan farmers, growers and homeowners. It’s not just a weather station. It’s an Enviroweather station.
Part of Project GREEEN’s mission is 24 subtitles carried out in specialized offices housed at Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.