USDA grants for TSU ag school projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated more than $1.5 million to a number of Tennessee State University research projects into agricultural science and nutrition. Six professors will lead teams that will work with both undergraduate and graduate students over a number of years.

A total of 19 investigators will participate in funded research projects that range from developing strategies to reduce the harmful impact of beetles on Tennessee’s ornamental tree nursery industry to developing a tool to help consumers calculate and manage calories during food purchases. Funded projects include both laboratory- and community-based research.