Clain Jones
MSU soil scientist recognized with multiple awards
December 4, 2020
Soil fertility specialist Clain Jones was recognized last month by the Soil Science Society of America and the American Society of Agronomy for his education activities through MSU Extension.
A man in a blue face mask and green sweater works on a planter box inside a greenhouse.
MSU receives nearly $300,000 from EPA for study
November 2, 2020
With the funds, MSU researchers will partner with the city of Bozeman to study household food waste and explore anaerobic digestion capacity in Bozeman.
Montana field
MSU team receives grant to study water quality
October 30, 2020
The $944,000 grant will facilitate an interdisciplinary project to develop soil-sensing technology that tracks nitrate dynamics for improved soil health and water quality.
Cathy Zabinski
MSU professor's new book follows history of wheat
October 14, 2020
After more than 20 years of diverse plant ecology research, Cathy Zabinski took a new approach to exploring her subject matter: researching and writing a “biography of wheat.”
Aerial photo of a group of people working along a stream in Alaska.
Two MSU students receive NASA earth science grants
October 8, 2020
Mary Farina and Ross Palomaki will study different methods to improve monitoring of ecological processes with the help of the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology grant.
A man and woman collect samples on a grassy hillside while wearing face masks.
MSU doctoral student pursues teaching excellence
September 21, 2020
Colter Mumford received a Graduate School Ph.D. enhancement grant that will fund curriculum updates and hands-on experiences for undergraduate students.
Cattle in a field of yellow flowers.
Virtual Celebrate Ag scheduled for Nov. 13-14
August 31, 2020
The annual event includes recognition of scholarship donors and winners, an economic conference and an art competition.
MSU researchers study weed herbicide resistance
August 19, 2020
With funding from the USDA, William Dyer and Barbara Keith will continue nearly three decades of work examining wild oats and their increased resistance to popular herbicides.
Field of barley.
New cropland soil acidification video offered
July 28, 2020
The video shows the impact and causes of soil acidification and offers management options to prevent, adapt to or correct acidic soil.
Photo of a steaming pool of water in Yellowstone National Park surrounded by grasses with other pools in the background.
MSU joins Yellowstone Volcano Observatory
July 21, 2020
Madison Myers of MSU’s Department of Earth Science helped facilitate MSU’s entry into the consortium. MSU joins eight other institutions in monitoring and researching the Yellowstone volcano.
Linfield Hall
Two MSU professors receive teaching awards
July 15, 2020
Mac Burgess and Tony Hartshorn were recognized by NACTA for their emphasis on student success and excellence in teaching.
Jack Brookshire
MSU professor's work on plant chemistry published
July 10, 2020
Jack Brookshire’s work examines the climate and ecological causes of increased plant productivity in the Northern Great Plains.
A man sits in front of a computer screen and an insect display box
MSU researcher to study wild bees
June 12, 2020
Anthony Slominski received funding from the USDA to help fill knowledge gaps surrounding solitary ground-nesting bees.
Photo of a steaming pool of water in Yellowstone National Park surrounded by grasses with other pools in the background.
Consortium proposing new scientific naming system
June 10, 2020
The long-standing rules for assigning names to bacteria and archaea are overdue for an update, according to a new scientific consensus statement supported by five Montana State University microbiologists and 114 other scientists around the globe.
Morning Glory
MSU team works to classify Yellowstone organisms
June 9, 2020
William Inskeep and Mensur Dlakic will use the funding to bring together genomic and geochemical data collected over the last two decades from a variety of locations in Yellowstone National Park.
A green field of hay under a blue Montana Sky
MSU team receives grant to study cheatgrass spread
June 4, 2020
Professors Lisa Rew, Jane Mangold, Cathy Zabinski and Bok Sowell will work with local and national agencies to develop a management plan for cheatgrass.
A woman in a red dress and glasses smiles in front of a research poster
MSU student wins national award for weed science
May 19, 2020
Stacey Robbins, a member of MSU’s spring class of 2020, was recognized for her research modeling a new invasive grass in Gallatin County.