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National Award Goes To MSU Scientist Fighting Weeds

A Montana State University scientist who is striving to overcome a widespread problem for U.S. farmers – herbicide-resistant weeds – has won a national award for his achievements so far. Prashant...

 

Regional Pulse Crop Lab to be Established at MSU

Work is beginning this summer to establish a regional laboratory at Montana State University for diagnosing insects, diseases and weeds in pulse crops. Chickpea, dry pea and lentil growers should be...

 

Trapping Insects by Color: Will it work in Montana?

Red and green traps attract more sweetpotato weevils than other colors, and a Montana State University researcher who made that discovery wants to know if Montana insects react the same way. Gadi...

 

MSU Receives $500,000 to Look For New Genes For Resistance To Wheat Stem Sawflies

Scientists discovered some 70 years ago that they could fight wheat stem sawfly by growing a new type of wheat. The wheat had a solid stem instead of a hollow one, making it harder for females to lay eggs and leaving less room for larvae to grow....

 

Major Fellowship Goes To Honey Bee Investigator at MSU

Earlier this year, Laura Brutscher helped young Montanans become "honey bee investigators" during a summer camp at Montana State University. The MSU graduate student has now received a major...

 

33,000 Mile Quest for Montana Beetles Turns Into More

Searching for the longhorn beetles of Montana has transformed Charles Hart into a night stalker who pursues his prey with nets, traps and a crowbar. The 33,000 mile quest over three summers has also...

 

MSU Driving Team Meets Babe and Ruth

Montana State University students who drive draft horses for a hobby know their animals. George, for one, is the cat that lives at the Miller Pavilion where students gather for their weekly practice....

 

Old Records, New Bees Result In Major Paper For Msu Ecologist

Laura Burkle and her colleagues captured 2,778 bees while retracing the muddy steps of a scientist who studied the interactions between bees and flowering plants more than a century ago. Occasionally...

 

Tiny ‘Headless’ Insect Turns Out To Be Rarest Ladybug In The United States

A former Montana State University student has discovered the rarest ladybug in the United States, according to MSU entomologist Michael Ivie. Described in the journal “Systemic Entomology,” the...

 

MSU Fights Wheat Disease As Part Of Six-State Collaboration

A microscopic mite and the disease it carries, wheat streak mosaic, are destroying wheat fields throughout the western Great Plains. Now Montana State University faculty and students are fighting back through a new collaboration that involves the...

 

Dogs, Humans Team Up To Help Eradicate Dyer’s Woad In Montana

A Labrador that’s trained to find cadavers, and a Border collie plucked from a Bozeman animal shelter are now helping rid Montana of noxious weeds. Demonstrating her abilities on a frosty fall morni...

 

MSU-Led Team Unravels Moth Mystery

A female moth sitting on a goal post could attract a male moth on the other end of a football field. And even if she switched her scent over time, the male could still find her because of a mutation...

 

MSU Students Trap Worms To Help Understand Enemy In Montana’s Grain Fields

Montana State University students traveled thousands of miles, dug hundreds of holes and sorted through truckloads of dirt to trap worms this summer. The messy life and long hours of a worm wrangler...

 

MSU Researcher Discovers Link Between Montana Weather, Ocean Near Peru

A Montana State University researcher who analyzed 100 years of data has found a significant link between extreme Montana weather and the ocean temperatures near Peru. Montanans who want to know what...

 

Study Shows Heifers Don’t Have To Be Pigs At The Feed Bunk

Heifers being prepared for breeding don’t have to eat like pigs, stuffing themselves at all-you-can-eat feed bunks with unlimited refills, according to scientists at a Montana State University...

 

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