Entries tagged with: Michigan State University

USAID awards MSU $5.8 million

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Michigan State University (MSU) a $5.8 million cooperative agreement to improve potato production in Bangladesh and Indonesia. The cooperative agreement supports USAID’s Feed the Future, a global hunger and food security initiative supported by the U.S. government. MSU will partner with the University of Minnesota and J.R. Simplot and Bangladesh and Indonesia partners to make improved potato varieties.

Late blight recommendations for 2015

Late blight has not been reported to date in Michigan but conditions remain conducive for late blight development according to a report released by Willie Kirk, Michigan State University associate professor of plant pathology and Extension specialist for potatoes and Noah Rosenzweig, Michigan State University associate professor. For more information on late blight conditions and effective management utilizing an integrated disease management approach visit this website. 

Syngenta continues late blight hotline for 2015

Syngenta is continuing its partnership with five universities to provide potato growers with the latest late blight disease updates in 2015. Updates from the five universities are available at the following telephone numbers: University of Idaho: 800-791-7195 Michigan State University: 888-379-9012 North Dakota State University: 888-482-7286 Oregon State University: 800-705-3377 Washington State University: 800-984-7400

Toll-free potato blight hotlines

Syngenta, in partnership with five universities, once again will offer toll-free potato blight hotlines during the growing season.             The hotlines consist of researchers providing updates about current potato disease pressures during the growing season in each growing region.             The updates are provided by the following universities and are available at the corresponding phone numbers: University of Idaho: 1-800-791-7195 Michigan State University: 1-888-379-9012 North Dakota State University: 1-888-482-7286 Oregon State University: 1-800-705-3377 Washington State…  » Read more

Douches receives MSU honor

David Douches, professor in Michigan State University’s (MSU) department of plant, soil and microbial science, has been selected to receive the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award. Douches is one of four members of MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) who have been selected to receive the award. Mary Hausbeck, professor in the department of plant, soil and microbial science; Rick Horan, professor in the Department of agricultural, food and resource economics; and…  » Read more