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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Red angus cattle at the MSU AgBioResearch Lake City Research Center

M-AAA awards more than $600K in grants for MSU animal agriculture research

Published on December 11, 2014

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.

Michael Jones, MSU Fisheries and Wildlife professor

MSU AgBioResearch announces new assistant director of natural resources programs

Published on October 22, 2014

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.

Michigan-shaped potato. Photo illustration courtesy of MSU.

Mr. Potato Prof

Published on August 20, 2014

David Douches, who leads MSU's Potato Breeding and Genetics program, will spend September, and most other months, traveling around Michigan helping Michigan potato growers.

George Smith, MSU animal science professor and MSU AgBioResearch acting associate director

MSU AgBioResearch names new acting associate director

Published on June 26, 2014

George Smith, MSU animal science professor, will serve as acting associate director of MSU AgBioResearch beginning July 1.

Public tour at MSU AgBioResearch center

MSU research centers to host public field days

Published on May 13, 2014

MSU AgBioResearch is inviting the public to tour several of its outlying research centers this summer.

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