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.
Published on June 26, 2014
George Smith, MSU animal science professor, will serve as acting associate director of MSU AgBioResearch beginning July 1.
Published on April 4, 2014
A paper co-authored by MSU AgBioResearch's Rufus Isaacs gives farmers of pollination-dependent crops tangible results to convert marginal acreage to fields of wildflowers.
Published on December 20, 2013
A team of Michigan State University (MSU) researchers has begun investigating organic methods for controlling fire blight, a devastating apple and pear tree disease.