The primary objective of the 156-acre Trevor Nichols Research Center is to find the best ways to keep fruit pest-free in Michigan while preserving the environment and ensuring economic viability for the state’s fruit growers.

Established 1967

Michigan fruit producers are in competition with more than 30 fruit pests that threaten to damage their crops. The primary objective of the 156-acre Trevor Nichols Research Center is to find the best ways to keep fruit pest-free in Michigan while preserving the environment and ensuring economic viability for the state’s fruit growers. Research topics include studying performance attributes of reduced-risk pesticides, optimizing delivery systems for crop protection materials, monitoring and controlling invasive and emerging pests, and developing novel pest management tactics. The center also supports IR-4, a United States Department of Agriculture project that works with specialty crop growers, registrants and the United States Environmental Protection Agency to register products for use on specialty crops, including reduced-risk pesticides.

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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

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.

Researchers study spotted wing drosophila in the lab

Spotted wing drosophila proves formidable fruit foe

Published on November 7, 2016

Learn what MSU researchers are doing about a tiny invasive fly called spotted wing drosophila that's causing major problems for the fruit industry.

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.

A pouch trap used in Japanese beetle trials.

MSU researchers to study eco-friendly pest management solutions for invasive fruit pests

Published on November 12, 2015

Researchers from Michigan State University have received a $173,151 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study novel, non-spray control methods for invasive fruit pests.

MSU entomologist Rufus Isaacs talks with growers at the 2014 Trevor Nichols Research Center Field Day.

Insect, plant disease and pesticide research to feature at Trevor Nichols Research Center Field Day

Published on September 21, 2015

Michigan State University will host a research and extension field day focusing on insect, plant disease and pesticide efficacy research at its Trevor Nichols Research Center Sept. 29.

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