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.
February 15, 2017 | Mike Staton | Michigan soybean producers have the opportunity to help researchers and agronomists identify and overcome barriers to higher soybean yields by participating in a volunteer survey.
February 15, 2017 | Stanley Moore | MSU Extension is offering a program called Newest Economic Realities in Agriculture: Building Your Farm’s Plan. This program is designed to help everyone, from a novice to an advanced farmer, to understand your business’ numbers.
, 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’.
J. D. Kelly, E. M. Wright, G. V. Varner, and C. L. Sprague | New upright full-season navy bean variety suited for direct harvest. Exhibits uniform maturity coupled with good plant dry down at maturity. Matures in 99 days ahead of most current navy bean varieties. Suited for northern production areas.
J. E. Doll, and S. S. Snapp | Agricultural biomass, the aboveground plant material that is not grain, is being looked to as a promising renewable energy source for heat and power, ethanol, syngas and bio-oil.