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  • AgBioResearch

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

  • Developing second-generation biofuels

    Researchers at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station are investigating how to make cellulosic biofuel from variety of plants.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Fostering soil health in northern climates

    Published on May 9, 2014

    Researchers at Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center are developing practices that improve the overall health of people, animals and soil with integrated cropping systems.

  • Exploring alternative, carbon-neutral energy

    Michigan State University researchers are off-setting the use of coal by employing a carbon-neutral energy source: thinning chips.

  • 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.

  • Multi-bay high tunnels: Protecting fruit crops

    MSU AgBioResearch scientists are studying raspberries, strawberries and blackberries using a relatively inexpensive multi-bay tunnel, which provides protection to crops during the growing season.

  • Using lures to combat Emerald Ash Borer

    Researchers at the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are using purple panel detection traps in order to test various lures and chemicals that mimic ash trees.

  • Growing organic apples

    Growing organic apples in Michigan is a difficult thing to do. There are three major struggles: effective pest control for insects, diseases and weeds.

  • Monitoring dairy herds

    Researchers at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station are exploring the sustainable development of dairy farms, as well as the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, and social and behavioral activities of dairy cows.

  • Supporting Michigan's Christmas tree industry

    In response to producers' demands, scientists at Fred Russ Forest are producing high-quality, commercial volumes of Scotch Pine seeds for Christmas Tree growers in the state.

  • Developing environmentally friendly disease, pest management

    Field research investigates alternative methods using environmentally friendly tools for disease control. One such disease being leaf rust, which multiplies quickly under the right conditions.

  • Fred Russ Forest: An overview

    The Fred Russ Forest is a 44 acre hardwood study area with four treatments: a control plot, shelterwood, clear cut and group cut harvest.

  • Fanning the flames: Organic corn weed control

    Researchers from MSU AgBioResearch's W.K. Kellogg Biological Station are developing organic weed control strategies for corn growers. One strategy being the use of a flamer that eradicates weeds, but preserves corn.

  • 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.

  • MSU Sustainable Forest Virtual Field Day: Nia Becker

    Published on October 15, 2020

    Nia Becker, Conservation District Forester, discusses regeneration of aspen in Michigan's forests.

  • 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.

  • 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.