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Local research. State solutions.

The Field and Research Service Unit serves as the backbone for the applied research that goes on within OSU Ag Research.


The unit provides a central focus for research operations and management for more than 1,000 field- and lab-based research trials statewide. It consists of 20 regional research stations, the Controlled Environmental Research Lab (CERL), the Ridge Road Greenhouse Phase I and Phase II, the Noble Research Center and the Stored Products Research and Education Center. ​​​​​​​


Through these research trials, the goal of the unit is to improve the efficiency of agricultural production by providing solutions to crop pests and diseases, budget management, facility upgrades, consolidation of labor pools, maintenance and repair of equipment and buildings and more.


Our field researchers and research station staff within FRSU work hand-in-hand with our Extension specialists to bring research-based solutions to agricultural problems to producers through field days and other events.


Two researchers standing in a field.


For OSU faculty and staff, access the Field and Research Service Unit employee portal .

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