Fruit & Nuts

Animal Agriculture

Field Crops


  • Ben Phillips

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

  • Effective pheromone pest control

    Researchers at Trevor Nichols Research Center are looking at new ways to deliver pheromones for mating disruption and pest control.

  • Taking measures to protect fruit trees

    One new and novel delivery system MSU AgBioResearch scientists at Trevor Nichols Research Center are exploring is the application of trunk injection as a superior means of delivering plant protection materials to fruit trees.

  • Forest Biomass Innovation Center: An overview

    The 1,700-acre MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center is located in the Michigan Upper Peninsula city of Escanaba. The center is leading a number of initiatives to increase the sustainable use of wood in Michigan's expanding bio-economy.

  • Fanning the flames: Organic corn weed control

    Researchers from MSU AgBioResearch's W.K. Kellogg Biological Station are developing organic weed control strategies for corn growers. One strategy being the use of a flamer that eradicates weeds, but preserves corn.

  • New staff breathes life into U.P. Incubator Farm

    Three new MSU staff members and one intern rejuvenate the North Farm at the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, MI. Their goal is to develop an incubator farm at the site to improve agricultural knowledge throughout the region.

  • Thinning Thickens the Plot

    About eight years ago, researchers at the Dunbar Forest Research Center started a new red pine plantation. The key to getting red pine well-established here is to get it planted in dry areas.

  • Advancing Michigan cherry production: From root to fruit

    Michigan State University AgBioResearch scientists at Clarksville Research Center are looking at the advantages and economics of various protective covering systems for cherries.

  • Helping growers control insects

    Researchers are studying insect pest issues that affect blueberry, grape, strawberry and raspberry crops in Michigan. The plantings at Trevor Nichols provide the resources for experiments that otherwise would not be accomplished on grower farms.

  • From here to organic: Navigating the transition

    MSU AgBioResearch scientists discuss projects aimed at helping growers transition to organic farming without suffering financially or compromising their land.

  • Using lures to combat Emerald Ash Borer

    Researchers at the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are using purple panel detection traps in order to test various lures and chemicals that mimic ash trees.

  • Growing organic apples

    Growing organic apples in Michigan is a difficult thing to do. There are three major struggles: effective pest control for insects, diseases and weeds.

  • Montcalm Research Center: An Overview

    Researchers at the Montcalm Research Center focus their research efforts on potatoes and dry beans.

  • Improving black cherry trees

    Michigan State University researchers have teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service to test a variety of black cherry tree seedlings, evaluating them for their growth, stem form, branch angle, and disease and insect tolerance qualities.

  • Supporting Michigan's maple syrup industry

    Researchers at the W. K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are working to improve sap sugar content in sugar maple trees. Identifying high-sugar planting stock will help Michigan maple syrup producers be more competitive in the marketplace.

  • Northwest Michigan Hort Research Center: An overview

    The 100-acre NWMHRC sits in the five-county northwestern region that produces almost half of the U.S. supply of tart cherries and is responsible for 83 percent of sweet cherry production in Michigan.

  • Developing environmentally friendly disease, pest management

    Field research investigates alternative methods using environmentally friendly tools for disease control. One such disease being leaf rust, which multiplies quickly under the right conditions.

  • Exotic pest trapping

    Researchers at the W. K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are studying potentially harmful insects that may colonize pine tree, shedding light on the types of insect communities associated with pines, spruce and hardwood trees.

  • Creating Next-Generation Power Sources

    Researchers at Michigan State University are using thermally treated biomass products as a replacement for coal at the Simon Power Plant.

  • MSU and sustainable woody bioenergy production

    MSU AgBioResearch scientists at the MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center are using willow and poplar hybrid production systems in an effort to lower production costs and greenhouse gas emissions.