The Clarksville Research Center (CRC) hosts research on small fruits and tree fruits as well as potatoes, chestnuts and a variety of other crops. Research at the 440-acre site includes variety development, fruit thinning and growth regulators, dwarf rootstocks for fruit trees, integrated pest management, organic production systems and new pruning practices to help make production more profitable, efficient and environmentally friendly.
Stub length for renewal cuts in high-density apples
Published on February 24, 2022
Research by Todd Einhorn on the impact of stub length on renewal shoots in Gala, Fuji and Honeycrisp.
A fruitful partnership
Published on September 9, 2021
MSU, Tree Fruit Commission, MDARD partner to support fruit industry
Detecting emerging pesticide resistance in grapes
Published on July 1, 2020
Timothy Miles, assistant professor and Extension specialist in Michigan State University’s (MSU) Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, researches the most effective management strategies for grape diseases.
Michigan agriculture proponents step down
Published on February 3, 2020
Two stalwarts of Michigan agriculture, Phil Korson and Jim Byrum, have retired at the end of 2019.
Save the dates for 2019 MSU research center field days
Published on May 23, 2019
The public is invited to learn about the research work of Michigan State University around the state during the upcoming 2019 MSU AgBioResearch field days.