Michigan State University Extension’s focus on organic agriculture encompasses all aspects of organic farming ranging from fruit and vegetable production to animal agriculture. Through educational programs and research, MSU Extension helps farmers build sustainable organic farms through strong integrated pest management and enhancing soil health.
July 30, 2014 | Ron Goldy | Cool conditions continue to slow crop growth and development slowing harvest.
July 30, 2014 | Ben Werling | Cool weather has challenged crop development and favored some crop diseases not typically present at observed levels.
July 30, 2014 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | Dry conditions predominated in southeast Michigan, cooler temperatures have slowed down crop development and delayed some planting of fall crops. It is time to implement a management strategy for carrot foliar blights.
July 30, 2014 | Ben Phillips | Honey is coming off and swarms are continuing later this year. Here’s some tips for moving bees out of the supers.
July 29, 2014 | Phil Tocco | With the adoption of the 2009 Food Code, some changes in produce handling may be necessary at farmer’s markets. If you sell lettuce and other leafy greens, you might want to consider changes in handling to ensure quality and legal compliance.
July 29, 2014 | Phil Tocco | Risk of foodborne illness in leafy greens can’t be eliminated, but there are steps growers and farm marketers can do to reduce the incidence of foodborne illnesses in leafy greens.
July 25, 2014 | Eric Hanson | Find out if your fertilizer program meets the needs of fruit trees, vines and bushes by sampling leaves or petioles and having the nutrient levels measured.
July 25, 2014 | Marilyn Thelen | Farm drainage has been increasing land productivity since its introduction during the colonial times in the United States. However, there is concern today more than ever about proper management to protect surface water quality.
July 25, 2014 | Marilyn Thelen | Farmers, researchers and crop advisors from across the Midwest will travel to Ames, Iowa for the Resilient Ag Conference, August 5-7.
July 23, 2014 | Ben Werling | This year is posing significant disease control challenges; continue to keep on top of fungicide programs.
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Date: Aug 15, 2014
Location: MSU Horticultural Research Center (6686 South Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684)
Date: Aug 28, 2014
Location: 2435 N. Tallman Road Fowler, MI
Date: Oct 1, 2014
Location: Muskegon County Building, 133 East Apple Avenue, Room 203, Muskegon, MI 49442
- Advanced Soil Organic Matter Management (E3137)
- Agrifood Safety Work Group
- Building Soil for Organic and Sustainable Farms (E3144)
- Center for Regional Food Systems
- Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM)
- Flaming as a Method of Weed Control in Organic Farming Systems (E3038)
- Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- Michigan State University Organic Farming Exchange
- Michigan State University Organic Pest Management
- Michigan State University Student Organic Farm
- Weather - Drought