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  • 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.

  • W.K. Kellogg Biological Station: An Overview

    The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station is Michigan State University's largest off-campus research and education complex, and supplies the world with long-term data sets spanning a variety of scientific disciplines.

  • Finding new sources of ornamental conifers

    At the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest, researchers are conducting a true fir test. The focus is on new conifers for Michigan's landscape.

  • A Long-term Commitment to Long-term Research

    A 5,700 acre tract near Sault Ste. Marie, Dunbar Forest is the University's largest and second oldest off-campus facility and has been a part of the Department of Forestry's research, education and demonstration program since 1925.

  • MSU Sustainable Forest Virtual Field Day: Dean Reid Select Cutting

    Dean Reid, a consulting forester, discusses northern hardwoods in Michigan's forests.

  • Exploring hybrid-plant energy sources

    Michigan State University researchers are evaluating hybrid poplar trees as a potential woody fuel source for use in short-rotation energy plantations. The poplars can be burned for energy or converted into ethanol.

  • Addressing Phomopsis on blue spruce

    Researchers at W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are studying the Phomopsis fungus and its devastating effects on Colorado Blue Spruce. Phomopsis is a disease of the branches, resulting in a loss of needles.

  • 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.

  • Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center Overview

    The Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center hosts research and programming on sugar beets, dry beans and wheat.

  • Exploring alternative, carbon-neutral energy

    Michigan State University researchers are off-setting the use of coal by employing a carbon-neutral energy source: thinning chips.

  • Battling Oblique Banded Leaf Roller in cherry production

    The cherry industry is big business in Michigan. However, one pest threatening the fruit is the Oblique Banded Leaf Roller. Research projects at MSU AgBioResearch's Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center are working to address the issue.

  • Enhancing Potato-Production Strategies

    Researchers at Montcalm Research Center conduct in-depth field, nutrient-management and production strategy research for Michigan potato growers.

  • Corey Guza

    Corey Guza, director of research and agronomy for Michigan Sugar Company, says a research partnership with Michigan State University is critical to the success of the sugar beet industry.

  • Supporting Michigan's Christmas tree industry

    In response to producers' demands, scientists at Fred Russ Forest are producing high-quality, commercial volumes of Scotch Pine seeds for Christmas Tree growers in the state.

  • Forestry Course Teaches Sustainable Management

    MSU students learn how to manage and harvest northern hardwood forests as part of a capstone course taught at Fred Russ Forest.

  • Long-term Management of Hardwood trees

    Michigan State University researchers from Fred Russ Forest and the MSU forestry department is running several long-term studies to investigate silvicultural practices that result in the regeneration of the Oak species.

  • Fred Russ Forest: An overview

    The Fred Russ Forest is a 44 acre hardwood study area with four treatments: a control plot, shelterwood, clear cut and group cut harvest.

  • Mapping forest structure

    Researchers at Fred Russ Forest are using a tree mapping system to map the locations of trees, measure size and record data in the field computer.