Fred Russ Forest

''Established 1942

Forest products and Christmas trees are among the top 20 agricultural crops in Michigan. The 939-acre Fred Russ Forest allows researchers to conduct long-term research on Christmas tree seed production and other projects aimed at preserving the diversity and abundance of Michigan forests. The forest also features a 14-acre park that is open to the public for hiking, biking, fishing, cross-country skiing and horseback riding.

 

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  • MSU AgBioResearch names new acting associate director

    MSU AgBioResearch names new acting associate director

    George Smith, Michigan State University (MSU) animal science professor and co-director of the MSU Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program, will serve as acting associate director of MSU AgBioResearch beginning July 1.

  • MSU research centers to host public field days

    MSU research centers to host public field days

    Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch is inviting the public to tour several of its outlying research centers this summer. The annual field days, which run June through September, will highlight some of the current research projects benefiting the Michigan agriculture industry.

  • New scientific field looks at the big picture

    New scientific field looks at the big picture

    Patricia Soranno, MSU AgBioResearch professor of fisheries and wildlife, is helping define the new scientific field of macrosystems ecology.

  • Enviro-weather shows promise for growers of all kinds

    Enviro-weather shows promise for growers of all kinds

    A 2011 survey of 1,000 fruit growers indicates that Enviro-weather helped to save at least $1.7 million in grower costs. Growers surveyed also indicated an estimated 7 million pounds in increased crop yield.