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.

  • 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.

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