Michigan potato and dry bean producers are the man beneficiaries of the research conducted at the 57-acre 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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  • Lisa Tiemann (right) with a student.

    MSU awarded grant for innovative soil research

    Published on November 16, 2016

    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.

  • 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

    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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