Clarksville Research Center
The Clarksville Research Center was established in 1974 and focuses its research on small fruits, fruit trees, wheat and weed control in a variety of crops. Michigan is the nation’s No. 1 producer of blueberries and tart cherries, the No. 3 producer of apples, ranks in the top four in plum production and sweet cherry production, and is No.13 in winter wheat production.
Research at the 440-acre site includes variety development, fruit thinning and growth regulators, dwarf rootstocks for fruit trees, integrated pest management and new pruning practices to help make production more profitable, efficient and environmentally friendly.