The Clarksville Research Center (CRC) hosts research on small fruits and tree fruits as well as potatoes, chestnuts and a variety of other crops. Research at the 440-acre site includes variety development, fruit thinning and growth regulators, dwarf rootstocks for fruit trees, integrated pest management, organic production systems and new pruning practices to help make production more profitable, efficient and environmentally friendly.
CRC is a valuable site for inoculated potato late blight field trials because of its isolation from potato-growing areas.
A tiny vinegar fly from eastern Asia called spotted wing drosophila is fast becoming one of the most intensively studied insects at Michigan State University. READ MORE
Over the past couple of decades, apple orchards around the country have been undergoing a quiet yet monumental transformation. Read about this and more in Futures magazine.
Michigan State University AgBioResearch is inviting the public to tour several of its research facilities across Michigan this summer. The organization’s annual field days, conducted June through September, will highlight some of the current research projects benefiting the Michigan agriculture industry.
A state-of-the-art $35,000 Orchard-Rite wind machine has been installed at the Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch Clarksville Research Center, thanks to a donation from the manufacturer in Yakima, Washington and its service company in Caledonia, Michigan.
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