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  • AgBioResearch

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


  • MSU Sustainable Forest Virtual Field Day: Bill Botti

    Published on October 15, 2020

    Bill Botti, former Executive Director of Michigan Forest Association discusses the history of MFA forests and their connection to Michigan State University.

  • Mapping forest structure

    Researchers at Fred Russ Forest are using a tree mapping system to map the locations of trees, measure size and record data in the field computer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Developing new Tart Cherry varieties

    Researchers are developing new varieties of tart cherries that will increase profitability in tart cherry production and ensure the environmental stewardship of the lakeshore land. One such variety is the "Balaton."

  • Joe Cramer

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

  • James Kelly

    James Kelly develops new varieties of dry beans at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center.

  • Evaluating malting barley varieties for Michigan growers, brewers

    Published on October 30, 2013

    Researchers at the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center are evaluating malting barley varieties for yield, strength of stalk and malt quality for farmers interested in growing the crop, and for Michigan brewers who hope to locally source it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Michigan beans: Contending with White Mold

    The Montcalm Research Center is a large research nursery. Researchers perform variety testing on large seeded beans, looking for performance and adaptation. They also study disease resistance, one such disease being white mold.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Combatting Colorado Potato Beetle

    Researchers at Montcalm Research Center are studying Michigan Potato's number one pest: Colorado Potato Beetles, which is resistant to several insecticides.

  • Curbing Michigan Potato Diseases

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ben Phillips

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