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 1, 2020
Linda Hanson earned her master’s at Michigan State University. Now, she’s helping the growers who helped her as a student.
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.
Published on February 22, 2019
Three regional meetings will share how to support and build on local efforts to improve pollinator health based on MSU research and findings.
Published on February 8, 2019
Upcoming program will highlight new information about managing white mold in dry beans and soybeans.