Established 1971 (relocated in 2009)
Most of the dry bean and sugar beet production in Michigan is located in the Thumb and Saginaw Valley areas. Michigan is the No. 1 producer of black beans, the No. 2 producer of all dry beans and the No. 4 producer of sugar beets in the country. Research at the center has allowed Michigan producers to be national leaders in sugar beet and dry bean production, offering growers the latest information on crop management and tillage techniques, new variety trials, and pest and weed control with minimal environmental impact. In addition to dry bean and sugar beet research, studies at the 310-acre site explore other important rotational crops including corn, wheat and soybeans.
Published on July 16, 2020
Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch will hold a virtual vegetable trial review for growers in the Thumb region with a video available online July 29
Published on July 1, 2020
Jaime Willbur, assistant professor in the Michigan State University Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, analyzes the impact of pathogens to prolong the health of key Michigan crops.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue holds town hall at Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center
Published on September 27, 2019
About 300 people attended a public town hall held by United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue at Michigan State University’s Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center on Thursday, Sept. 26.
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.