The Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center is located in Berrien County, which is centered in the most horticulturally diverse region of the state. Breeding several types of fruit and conducting variety evaluations of numerous fruits and vegetables are just part of the work done at the 350-acre site. Additionally, research at the center focuses on evaluating production practices, including the use of high tunnels for fruits and vegetables. Woody ornamental, Christmas tree and field crop projects add to the diversity of this facility’s research program. The center hosts several indoor educational meetings and field days each year, and viewing plots during daylight hours is encouraged.
Members of the Michigan agriculture industry and others are invited to tour several of the Michigan State University research facilities this summer during the annual field day festivities.
Bill Shane has agreed to be interim center coordinator of the MSU Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) in Benton Harbor, effective April 1, 2016.
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After more than 25 years of service, Tom Zabadal has announced that he will step down as coordinator of the Michigan State University Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center.
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