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Planting cover crops to improve clay soil quality used for pasturing livestock
How can cover crops and annual forage crops be included in pasture re-establishment on clay soils? Should they be?
Upper Peninsula field and forage crop trial results shared with farmers
Variety trials on agronomic crops of interest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula provided useful information.
Cover crop challenges in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
A recent series of cover crop educational meetings and discussions brought interesting new ideas into consideration.
Why bother with online Beginning Farmer Webinars?
Evaluation of 2014 MSU Extension’s Beginning Farmer Webinar Series shows positive results.
Cover crop strategies for northern Michigan farms
Farmers with shorter growing seasons and limited crop rotation choices can still benefit from including cover crops in their planning. Here’s what some Upper Peninsula farmers are thinking.
Controlling wild carrot in hay fields and pastures
Over time, a wild carrot infestation can become a real problem. Understanding this weed’s biology can help you plan successful control strategies.
Reed canarygrass – love it or hate it
Michigan grazers and forage growers have mixed feelings about reed canarygrass, a forage grass species.
MSU Extension Beginning Farmer Webinar series continues online
New topics of interest to beginning farmers and experienced farmers considering new enterprises will be offered in 2015. Recordings of past topics are now available.
MSU helps kids understand agriculture and natural resource sciences
The MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center provides a showcase for elementary students to learn about agriculture science.
Root rot on dry beans common under cool, wet growing conditions
The 2014 summer will be remembered as cool across northern Michigan, with late dry bean planting caused by a wet June.