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Agronomy Research, Education and Outreach Center

Agronomy Farm

Located near Canyon Road in Morgantown, the Agronomy Farm is comprised of 190 acres (including 30 acres of woodland) and has implemented a detailed soil conservation plan that includes contour strips, drop boxes, diversion ditches and grass waterways.


  • Manager’s residence
  • 1,360 square-foot state-of-the-art pesticide storage and handling facility
  • Two storage buildings for machinery and general storage totaling 6,500 square feet
  • 6,000 square-foot office and shop building
  • 1,000 bushel capacity corn storage crib.

Research activities

  • Forage crop genetics and breeding to improve yield and quality
  • Biological control of multiflora rose
  • Mites affecting plants and honey bees
  • Control of non-point source pollution from land application of wastes
  • Field crop variety testing

Additional research projects include stand longevity, waste products, application rates, tillage systems, acid mine drainage, sludge and oil degradation in soil.