Supporting agriculture is key to a brighter future. Michigan State University Extension works to increase farmers’ success while protecting the environment, ensuring food safety, reaching new markets and advancing agriculture through applied research.
April 18, 2014 | Ben Werling | While air temperatures were frigid this winter, snow cover helped buffer soil temperatures to protect herbaceous perennials like asparagus from the brunt of the cold.
April 18, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Michigan Energy Office has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) and has matching grants available for energy efficiency projects for farms and small business in Michigan. Here is an overview of what is required for a submission.
April 18, 2014 | Marilyn Thelen | Nitrogen is an important nutrient for corn production. Optimal management is good for both the farmer and the environment.
April 18, 2014 | Mike Staton | Learn how to prevent common problems when planting soybeans into fields for the first time.
April 18, 2014 | Mike Staton | Understanding which nutrients to apply and their respective application rates will improve the likelihood for a positive yield response from applying a soybean starter fertilizer.
April 18, 2014 | Phil Tocco | The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulates irrigation water testing and what water needs to be tested. This article outlines a fine point that can make a big difference in the amount of testing required of growers.
April 18, 2014 | Phil Tocco | Being GAP-certified is not the same as being FSMA compliant. Check with your buyer first to determine if you need a GAP certification above and beyond being FSMA compliant.
April 17, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | Armillaria root rot affects hundreds of plant species throughout Michigan. Learn more about the biology, symptoms and control of this devastating fungus.
April 17, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | As chestnut trees around Michigan begin to break dormancy, growers should keep an eye out for winter injury caused by sunscald.
April 17, 2014 | Jill O’Donnell | As the weather begins to warm, growers should be on the lookout for several early insect pests such as white pine weevil and Zimmerman pine moth.
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Date: Apr 19, 2014
Location: 9144 50th Ave., Remus, MI
Date: Apr 21, 2014
Location: Olive Township Hall, 6480 136th, Holland, MI 49424
Date: Apr 21, 2014 - Apr 25, 2014
Location: Upper Peninsula
- 2014 Growing Michigan Agriculture Agenda
- Animal Heat Stress Management Resources
- Black dot (E3181)
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Brown leaf spot (E3182)
- Crop Production in the U.P.
- Emerging Issues in Animal Agriculture
- Equine Feed and Welfare Resources
- Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM)
- Farm Management Tools
- Farm Soil Sampling
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- Growing Michigan Agriculture sponsorship opportunities
- Integrated Pest Management Resources
- Mid-Michigan Variety Trials
- MSU Dairy Cattle Teaching and Research Center
- MSU Environmental Quality for Agriculture
- MSU Product Center—Food, Ag, Bio
- MSU Sheep Teaching & Research Center
- MSU’s Animal Welfare and Behavior Group
- Odor Management Plans
- Pasture Dairy at the Kellogg Biological Station
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Soil and Plant Nutrient Lab
- TARE Variety Trials
- The Michigan Dairy Review
- Weather - Drought