Michigan State University Extension’s floriculture educational and applied research programs help improve greenhouse crop production, business management and marketing by providing scientific unbiased information on new production techniques, new crop production protocols, energy conservation strategies, control of insect and disease pests, enhanced postharvest longevity techniques, retail and wholesale marketing strategies along with sound business management practices.
March 10, 2014 | Christina DiFonzo | Walter Pett has been appointed to expand MSU Extension’s delivery of information about bees and pollination.
March 7, 2014 | Nancy Thelen | Agricultural promotion happens each day in numerous ways. Just one example of the importance of sharing ideas and messages about agricultural promotion comes from a recent statewide 4-H event.
March 7, 2014 | Jeff Andresen | While milder weather and some moderation are expected in the short term, medium and longer lead forecast guidance suggests a general continuation of colder than normal temperatures.
March 5, 2014 | Jim Isleib | MSU Extension’s 2014 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series is getting good participation from Michigan, several other states, Ontario and even Australia.
March 3, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Milk has been shown to be an effective alternative disinfectant for greenhouse tools to prevent the manual transmission of viruses.
March 3, 2014 | Heidi Wollaeger | Scout incoming propagules for thrips and release beneficials regularly.
February 28, 2014 | Stan Moore | Three upcoming Agriculture Labor and Farm Safety Meetings will be held in Bad Axe, Shepherd and Cadillac.
February 28, 2014 | Charles Gould | The new Farm Bill increases funding for energy conservation practice implementation. Complementary funding can be obtained through utility rebates and technical assistance programs.
February 27, 2014 | Dave Smitley | It has not been determined if neonicotinoids impact pollinators after annual flowers are planted, however retailers are worried that public opinion may affect sales. Here are the products that can be used as alternatives to neonicotinoid insecticides.
February 26, 2014 | Rob Sirrine | HB 5275 provides tax incentives for brewers, cider, wine and mead makers to purchase Michigan-grown products.
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Date: Mar 12, 2014
Location: Portage District Library, West Lake Room, 300 Library Lane, Portage, MI 49002
- Enviroweather Weather Data and Pest Modeling
- Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM)
- Farm Soil Sampling
- Greenhouse Energy Conservation Strategies (E3160)
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- MSU Diagnostics Lab
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Soil and Plant Nutrient Lab
- Trial Gardens