Fruit & Nuts

Animal Agriculture

Field Crops


  • James Kelly

    James Kelly develops new varieties of dry beans at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center.

  • Kurt Steinke

    Kurt Steinke researches soil fertility and nutrient management strategies for crops like sugar beets. He discusses the unique partnership between Michigan State University and the Michigan Sugar Company, along with his efforts to solve issues facing sugar beet growers.

  • Multi-bay high tunnels: Protecting fruit crops

    MSU AgBioResearch scientists are studying raspberries, strawberries and blackberries using a relatively inexpensive multi-bay tunnel, which provides protection to crops during the growing season.

  • Michigan beans: Contending with White Mold

    The Montcalm Research Center is a large research nursery. Researchers perform variety testing on large seeded beans, looking for performance and adaptation. They also study disease resistance, one such disease being white mold.

  • Improving tree fruit nutrient, pesticide application processes

    Researchers at Clarksville Research Center are conducting a multi-state, multi-disciplinary study to develop a new way of getting foliar inputs into apples and cherries.

  • Combatting Colorado Potato Beetle

    Researchers at Montcalm Research Center are studying Michigan Potato's number one pest: Colorado Potato Beetles, which is resistant to several insecticides.

  • Curbing Michigan Potato Diseases

    Researchers at Montcalm Research Center are studying seed-borne, foliar and storage diseases that attack Michigan potatoes.

  • Advancing biomass collection processes

    Researchers from the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest have paired up with the U.S. Forest Service to improve national biomass equations used to manage forest ecosystems and health.

  • Enriching Potato Breeding, Genetics and Storage Practices

    Researchers at Montcalm Research Center are studying potato breeding and genetics, variety development and better storage practices for Michigan potato growers and the nation's potato chip industry.

  • Taking steps to improve vegetable production

    Ron Goldy, MSU Extension educator, conducts vegetable research at MSU AgBioResearch's SWMREC to understand more about pathogens and help Michigan agriculture producers be more competitive in the market.

  • Ben Phillips

    Ben Phillips, a Michigan State University Extension educator in Saginaw County, shares the most rewarding part of helping growers.

  • Developing second-generation biofuels

    Researchers at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station are investigating how to make cellulosic biofuel from variety of plants.

  • Michigan Tree Fruit Commission - Working in new ways to advance the industry

    The Michigan Tree Fruit Commission was created in 2014 with a focus on upgrading MSU research center infrastructure for apple, cherry, peach and plum projects.

  • MSU explores insect population dynamics in bioenergy

    MSU AgBioResearch scientists at the MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center are looking at the impacts of bioenergy cropping systems on insect diversity and the services insects provide, such as pollination and pest suppression.

  • Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center: An overview

    Located in Benton Harbor, Mich., the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center is a very diverse agricultural region in Michigan where fruit and vegetable breeding and variety evaluations are just part of the work done at the 350-acre site.

  • Long-Term Ecological Research: An overview

    Researchers at W.K. Kellogg Biological Station are using the Long-Term Ecological Research program to understand the ecology of Midwest cropping systems and agricultural landscapes.

  • Exploring the Future of Cattle Grazing

    AgBioResearch scientists at Lake City Research Center are focusing on the future of beef cattle and natural resource utilization.

  • 2013 Michigan Wheat College at MSU

    Michigan wheat growers returned to the classroom for a one-day Wheat College at MSU where topics such as uniformity,planting depths and rates, nitrogen management, headcount evaluation, and disease and insect management were explored.

  • Linda Hanson

    Linda Hanson researches disease resistance to help growers reduce pesticide use and make managing their farm easier.

  • Michigan Juice Grape production

    The juice grape industry is big business in Michigan. However, one challenge growers face is the fact that prices have essentially remained the same for a number of years.