The Clarksville Research Center hosts research on small fruits and tree fruits, as well as potatoes, chestnuts and a variety of other crops.
The Clarksville Research Center (CRC) hosts research on small fruits and tree fruits as well as potatoes, chestnuts and a variety of other crops. Research at the 440-acre site includes variety development, fruit thinning and growth regulators, dwarf rootstocks for fruit trees, integrated pest management, organic production systems and new pruning practices to help make production more profitable, efficient and environmentally friendly.
CRC is a valuable site for inoculated potato late blight field trials because of its isolation from potato-growing areas.
MSU AgBioResearch is inviting the public to tour several of its research facilities across Michigan this summer. The organization's annual field days will highlight current research projects benefiting the Michigan agriculture industry.
A state-of-the-art $35,000 Orchard-Rite wind machine has been installed at the MSU AgBioResearch Clarksville Research Center, thanks to a donation from the manufacturer and its service company.
Seventeen Michigan State University researchers and Extension outreach and education specialists have received more than $600,000 in funding from the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture.
MSU fisheries and wildlife professor Michael Jones has been named assistant director of natural resources programs for MSU AgBioResearch. This is a new part-time position within the organization.
George Smith, MSU animal science professor, will serve as acting associate director of MSU AgBioResearch beginning July 1.