The Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center was established in 1899 and serves as the hub for integrated crop and livestock research for Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Established 1899

The Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center (UPREC) was established in 1899 and serves as the hub for integrated crop and livestock research for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Applied research on pasture-based cattle management practices and cropping rotations is conducted in the unique environment of the U.P. Grass-based beef finishing, utilization of cover crops, hoophouse farming, season extension and soil health studies are keystone research elements on the farm. Outreach efforts focus on expanding knowledge of local food systems by educating producers and fostering market opportunities. Complementary agronomic studies at the 1,262-acre site focus on forages and small grains. The center also coordinates field trials on potato varieties and corn varieties throughout the Upper Peninsula region.

Enviro-Weather Report

News

  • An Enviro-weather station in Coldwater is one of more than 70 in Michigan designed to assist growers.

    Enviro-weather shows promise for growers of all kinds

    Published on June 11, 2013

    A 2011 survey of 1,000 fruit growers indicates that Enviro-weather helped to save at least $1.7 million in grower costs. Growers surveyed also indicated an estimated 7 million pounds in increased crop yield.

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