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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.
Why farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula?
Low cost land and a laidback lifestyle may seem appealing, but the basics of successful farming in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are the same as everywhere else: careful planning, efficient use of resources, adaptability, commitment and good luck.
Armyworm infestations reported on Upper Peninsula farms
Scouting corn and small grain fields is essential in managing armyworm outbreaks
Upper Peninsula field crop regional report – July 31, 2014
Where soil moisture is adequate, crops are still behind, but developing well.
Using grasses to optimize fiber content in dairy rations
Improvements in corn and alfalfa varieties and crop management may result in very energy- dense dairy feeds, but lower fiber content can become a concern.