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  • Advancing Michigan cherry production: From root to fruit

    Michigan State University AgBioResearch scientists at Clarksville Research Center are looking at the advantages and economics of various protective covering systems for cherries.

  • Battling Oblique Banded Leaf Roller in cherry production

    The cherry industry is big business in Michigan. However, one pest threatening the fruit is the Oblique Banded Leaf Roller. Research projects at MSU AgBioResearch's Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center are working to address the issue.

  • Montcalm Research Center: An Overview

    Researchers at the Montcalm Research Center focus their research efforts on potatoes and dry beans.

  • Finding new sources of ornamental conifers

    At the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest, researchers are conducting a true fir test. The focus is on new conifers for Michigan's landscape.

  • Taking measures to protect fruit trees

    One new and novel delivery system MSU AgBioResearch scientists at Trevor Nichols Research Center are exploring is the application of trunk injection as a superior means of delivering plant protection materials to fruit trees.

  • Forest Biomass Innovation Center: An overview

    The 1,700-acre MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center is located in the Michigan Upper Peninsula city of Escanaba. The center is leading a number of initiatives to increase the sustainable use of wood in Michigan's expanding bio-economy.

  • W.K. Kellogg Biological Station: An Overview

    The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station is Michigan State University's largest off-campus research and education complex, and supplies the world with long-term data sets spanning a variety of scientific disciplines.

  • Helping growers control insects

    Researchers are studying insect pest issues that affect blueberry, grape, strawberry and raspberry crops in Michigan. The plantings at Trevor Nichols provide the resources for experiments that otherwise would not be accomplished on grower farms.

  • A Long-term Commitment to Long-term Research

    A 5,700 acre tract near Sault Ste. Marie, Dunbar Forest is the University's largest and second oldest off-campus facility and has been a part of the Department of Forestry's research, education and demonstration program since 1925.

  • Creating Next-Generation Power Sources

    Researchers at Michigan State University are using thermally treated biomass products as a replacement for coal at the Simon Power Plant.

  • Northwest Michigan Hort Research Center: An overview

    The 100-acre NWMHRC sits in the five-county northwestern region that produces almost half of the U.S. supply of tart cherries and is responsible for 83 percent of sweet cherry production in Michigan.

  • Corey Guza

    Corey Guza, director of research and agronomy for Michigan Sugar Company, says a research partnership with Michigan State University is critical to the success of the sugar beet industry.

  • MSU Sustainable Forest Virtual Field Day: Dean Reid Select Cutting

    Dean Reid, a consulting forester, discusses northern hardwoods in Michigan's forests.

  • Effective pheromone pest control

    Researchers at Trevor Nichols Research Center are looking at new ways to deliver pheromones for mating disruption and pest control.

  • Investing in Seed Potatoes

    The Michigan potato industry brings in roughly $160 million dollars at the farm gate. The state is also considered one of the top producers of potatoes used for potato chips.

  • MSU explores insect population dynamics in bioenergy

    MSU AgBioResearch scientists at the MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center are looking at the impacts of bioenergy cropping systems on insect diversity and the services insects provide, such as pollination and pest suppression.

  • From here to organic: Navigating the transition

    MSU AgBioResearch scientists discuss projects aimed at helping growers transition to organic farming without suffering financially or compromising their land.

  • Ben Phillips

    Ben Phillips, a Michigan State University Extension educator in Saginaw County, shares the most rewarding part of helping growers.