Native bees can be harnessed for pollination services on the farm and in the garden. Because these bees do not make honey, they do not swarm, most of them rarely sting, and do not require heavy lifting from the beekeeper. This webinar explores the possibilities and techniques for keeping solitary cavity-nesting bees, such as leafcutter bees and mason bees.
J.D. Kelly, Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Dept., MSU, E. M. Wright, Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Dept., MSU; G. V. Varner, Production Research Advisory Board, MI Bean Commission; C. L. Sprague, Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Dept., MSU | A description of the characteristics of a new dry bean variety, Samurai Otebo bean.
, Michigan State University Extension | In 2015, MSU Extension conducted over 290 field crop programs, reaching approximately 6,600 farmers and agribusiness professionals from 71 counties across the state.
J. D. Kelly, E. M. Wright, G. V. Varner, and C. L. Sprague | New upright full-season black bean variety suited for direct harvest. Highest yielding black bean variety in five years of testing. Matures in 100 days, similar to ‘Zorro’. Exhibits uniform maturity coupled with good dry down similar to ‘Zorro’.