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  • AgBioResearch

    MSU AgBioResearch scientists conduct innovative research in the areas of food, energy and the environment.


  • Restoring native oak trees

    MacReady Reserve is a demonstration forest that houses an educational trail system where visitors can observe ongoing research and enjoy the environment.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Full Show

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Full recording of the 2020 Soybean Virtual Field Day.

  • Trevor Nichols Research Center: An overview

    Ensuring economic viability for the state's fruit growers is the objective of the 156-acre Trevor Nichols Research Center, located three miles from Lake Michigan in southwest Michigan.

  • Christy Sprague

    Christy Sprague, Michigan State University weed specialist, shares how she works with growers and industry at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center.

  • Potato Breeding Montcalm Style

    MSU AgBioResearch's Montcalm Research Center is the primary location for testing advanced material in Michigan State University's potato breeding program.

  • Improving black cherry trees

    Michigan State University researchers have teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service to test a variety of black cherry tree seedlings, evaluating them for their growth, stem form, branch angle, and disease and insect tolerance qualities.

  • Michigan Tree Fruit Commission - Working in new ways to advance the industry

    The Michigan Tree Fruit Commission was created in 2014 with a focus on upgrading MSU research center infrastructure for apple, cherry, peach and plum projects.

  • Enriching Potato Breeding, Genetics and Storage Practices

    Researchers at Montcalm Research Center are studying potato breeding and genetics, variety development and better storage practices for Michigan potato growers and the nation's potato chip industry.

  • Improving tree fruit nutrient, pesticide application processes

    Researchers at Clarksville Research Center are conducting a multi-state, multi-disciplinary study to develop a new way of getting foliar inputs into apples and cherries.

  • Taking steps to improve vegetable production

    Ron Goldy, MSU Extension educator, conducts vegetable research at MSU AgBioResearch's SWMREC to understand more about pathogens and help Michigan agriculture producers be more competitive in the market.

  • Improving Food Safety for Immunocompromised Patients

    Published on August 21, 2020

    Bradley Marks, chair and professor in the Michigan State University Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, and Ph.D. student Carly Gomez are researching ways to make fresh produce safe to eat for people with weakened immune systems.

  • UPREC hosts 2019 Field Day

    Published on November 6, 2019

    Upper Peninsula Research & Education Center (UPREC) director James DeDecker talks about the station's 2019 Field Day, and the diversity of research going on at the center.

  • Curbing Michigan Potato Diseases

    Researchers at Montcalm Research Center are studying seed-borne, foliar and storage diseases that attack Michigan potatoes.

  • Kurt Steinke

    Kurt Steinke researches soil fertility and nutrient management strategies for crops like sugar beets. He discusses the unique partnership between Michigan State University and the Michigan Sugar Company, along with his efforts to solve issues facing sugar beet growers.

  • Building an integrated food system for the U.P.

    Researchers and educators at the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center focus on three areas of agriculture research: integrating crop and livestock systems, improving soil health and fertility, and building region-specific food systems.

  • Advancing biomass collection processes

    Researchers from the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest have paired up with the U.S. Forest Service to improve national biomass equations used to manage forest ecosystems and health.

  • Forestry Course Teaches Sustainable Management

    MSU students learn how to manage and harvest northern hardwood forests as part of a capstone course taught at Fred Russ Forest.

  • Exotic pest trapping

    Researchers at the W. K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are studying potentially harmful insects that may colonize pine tree, shedding light on the types of insect communities associated with pines, spruce and hardwood trees.

  • Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center: An overview

    Located in Benton Harbor, Mich., the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center is a very diverse agricultural region in Michigan where fruit and vegetable breeding and variety evaluations are just part of the work done at the 350-acre site.

  • Joe Cramer

    Joe Cramer, director of the Michigan Dry Bean Commission, says the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center offers practical solutions for farmers.