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.
November 28, 2016 | George Silva | The Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update for Agribusiness on Dec. 20, 2016, will feature 2017 crop and pest recommendations, on-farm research data and pesticide certification credits.
November 22, 2016 | Mary Dunckel | Michigan State University Extension encourages college students to participate in the fifth annual National Ag Day photo contest by submitting an original photo representative of this year’s theme “Agriculture: Food for Life”.
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.