The Western Agricultural Research Center (WARC) conducts scientific trials focused on a diverse array of agricultural and horticultural crops and issues in Montana. On-site features include 30 acres of irrigated fields and orchards as well as several greenhouses and laboratories. All research is intended to help producers identify new crops for local markets or improve production efficiency. The data generated is useful for conventional and organic producers alike.

Follow the links below to learn about current and past research. See also the grower resources WARC has developed based upon this research.

Current Research Programs 

Research from Former Faculty

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