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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  • 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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