The Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center is located in Berrien County, and growing several types of fruit and conducting variety evaluations of numerous fruits and vegetables are just part of the work done at the 350-acre site.

Established 1989

The Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center is located in Berrien County, which is centered in the most horticulturally diverse region of the state. Breeding several types of fruit and conducting variety evaluations of numerous fruits and vegetables are just part of the work done at the 350-acre site. Additionally, research at the center focuses on evaluating production practices, including the use of high tunnels for fruits and vegetables. Woody ornamental, Christmas tree and field crop projects add to the diversity of this facility’s research program. The center hosts several indoor educational meetings and field days each year, and viewing plots during daylight hours is encouraged.

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Register today for the 28th Annual Viticulture Field Day on July 26, 2017.

News

SWMREC Field Day

Michigan State University research center to host open house

Published on July 12, 2017

Visitors to the Michigan State University Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center will have the opportunity to learn about several of the center’s research projects during an open house and field day on Tuesday, August 15.

MSU AgBioResearch scientist talks with field day guests.

MSU AgBioResearch announces field day schedule for summer 2017

Published on May 18, 2017

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.

A researcher gives a field day presentation.

Save the dates for MSU field days featuring research updates

Published on May 26, 2016

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.

Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center

Bill Shane named SWMREC interim coordinator

Published on January 15, 2016

Bill Shane has agreed to be interim center coordinator of the MSU Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) in Benton Harbor, effective April 1, 2016.

Tom Zabadal

Zabadal stepping down as coordinator of southwest Michigan research center

Published on December 1, 2015

After more than 25 years of service, Tom Zabadal has announced that he will step down as coordinator of the Michigan State University Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center.

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