Michigan potato and dry bean producers are the man beneficiaries of the research conducted at the 57-acre Montcalm Research Center.

Montcalm Research Center

Established 1966

Michigan potato and dry bean producers are the main beneficiaries of the research conducted at the 57-acre Montcalm Research Center. The center also leases 40 additional acres for research and demonstration projects. Research activities include potato variety evaluation, cultural practices, fertility and weed, insect and disease control. Michigan ranks sixth in the nation in potato production value and is the No. 1 producer of chipping potatoes in the country. The center is adjacent to the Burt Cargill Potato Demonstration Storage facility which consists of two buildings that, combined, house nine 50,000-pound bulk potato storages. These storages allow researchers to study the commercial potential of new processing potato varieties as well as perform other post-harvest evaluations under simulated commercial evaluation.

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MSU AgBioResearch scientist talks with field day guests.

MSU AgBioResearch announces field day schedule for summer 2017

Published on May 18, 2017 11:30AM

Members of the Michigan agriculture industry and others are invited to tour several of the Michigan State University research facilities this summer during the annual field day festivities.

Lisa Tiemann (right) with a student.

MSU awarded grant for innovative soil research

Published on November 16, 2016 1:13PM

MSU AgBioResearch soil scientist Lisa Tiemann has been awarded $300,000 from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to conduct research that advances FFAR's mission of addressing world food and agriculture challenges in innovative ways.

Dick Chase (left) and Ben Kudwa

Potato progress: 50 years at MSU Montcalm Research Center

Published on November 7, 2016 5:53PM

Michigan State University has been conducting industry-leading potato research at the Montcalm Research Center for 50 years. READ

A researcher gives a field day presentation.

Save the dates for MSU field days featuring research updates

Published on May 26, 2016 12:44PM

Members of the Michigan agriculture industry and others are invited to tour several of the Michigan State University research facilities this summer during the annual field day festivities.

Visitors listen to equipment demonstration at the 2014 Viticulture Field Day in Benton Harbor.

MSU field days to feature research trials benefiting agriculture

Published on May 11, 2015 7:28PM

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.

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