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 May 13, 2014
MSU AgBioResearch is inviting the public to tour several of its outlying research centers this summer.
Published on April 4, 2014
A paper co-authored by MSU AgBioResearch's Rufus Isaacs gives farmers of pollination-dependent crops tangible results to convert marginal acreage to fields of wildflowers.
Published on January 29, 2014
Scientists have identified how a single gene in honey bees separates the queens from the workers.
Published on December 20, 2013
A team of Michigan State University (MSU) researchers has begun investigating organic methods for controlling fire blight, a devastating apple and pear tree disease.
Published on August 14, 2013
The MSU Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center will host its annual field day and research tour Aug. 21 beginning at 9 a.m. Topics of discussion include sugar beets, dry edible beans and other crops studied in the Saginaw Valley region.