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Welcome to the Sugarbeet and Bean Research Unit


                        apples, beet, beans


Our research unit is located on the campus of MichiganStateUniversity at East Lansing, Michigan. Our research programs address priority issues in: 1) genetics, breeding, and diseases of sugarbeet; 2) genetics, breeding, and quality and utilization of dry bean; and 3) engineering technologies for quality measurement and grading of fruits and vegetables. The sugarbeet & bean research programs are adjunct with the Departments of Crop & Soil Science and Plant Pathology, and they are housed in the Plant & SoilSciencesBuilding. The engineering research program is adjunct with the Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering in Farrall Hall.


For information about the unit's research programs, please contact:


            Dr. Renfu Lu

            Supervisory Agricultural Engineer & Research Leader

            224 Farrall Hall, Michigan State University

            East Lansing, Michigan48824

            Phone: 517-432-8062

Our web address is  /mwa/lansing/sbru