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 September 18, 2023
Monumental milestones pave the way for industry advancements
Published on August 4, 2023
It has been a unique growing season due to precipitation challenges. The dry bean season started off very dry. However, so far in July we have received more rainfall than average.
Published on June 7, 2023
The Michigan agriculture leader begins his new role July 1.
Published on June 6, 2023
The public is invited to learn about research and programming that impact Michigan food and natural resources
Published on May 4, 2023
SVREC hosts research and outreach efforts to support dry bean, sugarbeet, wheat, corn and soybean producers