Michigan fruit producers are in competition with more than 30 fruit pests that threaten to damage their crops. The primary objective of the 156-acre Trevor Nichols Research Center is to find the best ways to keep fruit pest-free in Michigan while preserving the environment and ensuring economic viability for the state’s fruit growers. Research topics include studying performance attributes of reduced-risk pesticides, optimizing delivery systems for crop protection materials, monitoring and controlling invasive and emerging pests, and developing novel pest management tactics. The center also supports IR-4, a United States Department of Agriculture project that works with specialty crop growers, registrants and the United States Environmental Protection Agency to register products for use on specialty crops, including reduced-risk pesticides.
James Averill named MSU AgBioResearch assistant director
Published on June 7, 2023
The Michigan agriculture leader begins his new role July 1.
MSU AgBioResearch, Extension to host research center field days this summer
Published on June 6, 2023
The public is invited to learn about research and programming that impact Michigan food and natural resources
A fruitful partnership
Published on September 9, 2021
MSU, Tree Fruit Commission, MDARD partner to support fruit industry
Michigan grape scouting report – Aug. 5, 2020
Published on August 5, 2020
Egglaying from third generation grape berry moth is starting this week in southern vineyards.
Michigan agriculture proponents step down
Published on February 3, 2020
Two stalwarts of Michigan agriculture, Phil Korson and Jim Byrum, have retired at the end of 2019.