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3. Organic Farming at the NCRS

Did you know that there are some certified organic fields at the North Central Research Station?

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2. Leading Innovation and Research

The North Central Research Station, located just North of St. Johns, Michigan, is a 1200-acre research facility that combines research plots and real world agriculture.  Working with industry and providing contract research opportunities to study a variety of scenarios that can effect good quality yield and crop performance.   We can study a wide range of crops including, but not limited to, corn, soybeans, winter wheat, sugarbeets, potatoes, apples, grapes. Additionally, out of region crops are planted for research that includes cotton, sorghum, sunflowers, and spring wheat.  If you are looking for specialty crop research, we can also provide conditions favorable to tomatoes, peppers, squash, watermelon, pumpkins, and many other crop varieties.  

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1. Why Research?

Everything great started with the answer to a question. 

I wonder what is across that big body of water?  (America)

What would happen expanding gases could move a series of pistons?  (Internal Combustion Engine)

What if pollen from one plant could carry desirable characteristics to the silks and reproductive parts of another plant? (Hybrid seed corn)

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