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The Angus J. Howitt IPM Training Room

The Angus J. Howitt IPM training room has seating for up to 90 individuals, with projector/computer available for use. Additionally, a microscope can be made available upon request. To make a reservation download the Reservations Form and contact Laura Lamb by e-mail

The conference room was intended to provide a unique educational setting for growers and pest management decision-makers to receive hands-on IPM and pest-scout training, and present opportunities to meet with MSU researchers for in-depth discussion of current pest management topics and cutting edge research discoveries.

The conference room was dedicated on October 30, 2002, in honor of Dr. Gus Howitt for his research and Extension contributions to the Michigan Fruit Industry during his 29 years of service at Michigan State University as Tree Fruit Entomologist and director of the Trevor Nichols Research Center.



Dormitory Availability

The TNRC dormitory has a total of six rooms. This includes 4 downstairs rooms, each with bunk beds, and two upstairs rooms with full-sized beds and a set of bunk beds. Please contact Laura Lamb at with as much notice as possible concerning the days you would like to stay. Full time residents will be required to sign a lease that must be approved and signed by the PI and the department head before you move in. Part time residents will sign a blanket form to cover the days that they stay.

Upon arrival at TNRC, please write down your name, the date you are staying and what room number you are in along with what day you will be checking out on the wall calendar by the front door. Clean sheets and towels will be provided. After your stay, please remove sheets from bed and place in the laundry room. This a no smoking/vaping facility, and no pets are allowed. Additionally, there is not a dedicated cleaning person, so please be respectful of the property.



MSU Plant and Pest Diagnostics Directory

Center for Integrated Plant Systems, Room 109E
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 49924
(517) 355-4536, (517) 432-0899 fax,
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Please visit the Michigan State University Plant & Diagnostics Website for more information on services provided.



Weed Science Diagnostician

Plant Pathology Diagnostician

Molecular Detection and Diagnostics

Nematode Diagnostician


Soil Testing

Soil Tests are available for purchase online or through the Allegan or Ottawa County Extension Offices.

For more information on soil testing, visit the MSU Soil Test website.



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