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Locations and Facilities

LOCATIONS AND FACILITIES

MSU Potato Breeding and Genetics Program


MSU ON CAMPUS FACILITIES

Plant and
                Soil Science Building


Plant Molecular Science Building
Plant, Soil and Microbial Science Department
East Lansing, MI 48824


 
 

MSU
              PotatoTissue culture       Tissue Culture hood


Tissue Culture Laboratory.

Located in the Molecular Plant Science Building. Tissue culture specialists maintain
and propagate nearly 2000
different potato varieties.



 
 

 MSU
              Autoclave room Potato Program  MSU
              chemical media Potato Lab

 

Autoclave Room and Chemical Room.

Located in the Molecular Plant Science Building.



 
 


Potato Program
                Molecular facility
Molecular Analysis Facility:

Located Molecular Plant Science Building. Research Scientists prepare constructs for potato transformations and perform DNA, RNA and Protein analyses on transgenic plants. PCR, Genotpying and genetic mapping are performed in this laboratory.




Greenhouse MSU potato programGreenhouse
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greenhouse familiesLate Blight
              Chamberpotato
              pots


MSU Potato Breeding and Genetics Greenhouse Facility:

In our greenhouse facility scientists conduct breeding experiments, start tissue plantlets for field studies and maintain plant lines for genetic, protein and entomological  analyses on leaf and tuber tissue.




 


 

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Gravity room50F storage
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MSU PLANT SOIL AND MICROBIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT STORAGE BARN FACILITY:

Located on the south side of campus is our storage facility. Chipping, bruising, disease and gravity testing is all done in this facility. Several incubators are used for cold tuber storage.





MSU POTATO FIELD LOCATIONS:




 



MRF Storage
MRF field

MSU
          Field Day at Montcalm


MONTCALM RESEARCH CENTER:
 

The Montcalm Research Facility is located about 75 miles northwest of campus. A significant amount of our potato agronomic trials are done here.  Each year the Potato Program hosts a Potato Variety Field day for area growers to learn about the latest varieties.







Lake City
              Research Center

Lake city
              Yellow Coats   LC harvesting


LAKE CITY RESEARCH FACILITY:
 

The Lake City Research Facility is located about 150 miles northwest of campus.  This field contains some variety trials and is used to increase potato production in promising varieties.
 
 


 


MSU Scab field  Potatoes
          with Scab infection

MSU SCAB RESEARCH FIELD:


The Scab Research Field is located just south of the main campus. Some varieties of potatoes are susceptible to a bacterial disease commonly refered to as Scab. Research trials are conducted here to find resistant varieties.



 

Clarksville
          Late Blight Research Field


Clarksville Research Center (CRC):
 

Muck Research Field is located in Clarksville, MI about 45 miles west of campus.
CRC is a valuable site for inoculated potato late blight field trials because of its isolation from potato-growing areas.