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.
May 17, 2013 | Lyndon Kelley | Most irrigation systems can be easily adjusted to provide application from half an inch to two inches. There is a right time for both, providing for the crop while making good use of rainfall.
May 17, 2013 | Phil Schwallier | Guidelines to help you make good apple thinning decisions.
May 16, 2013 | Dan Rossman | Planting is in full swing in the east central region. Producers have been making good progress in just a few days.
May 9, 2013 | Dan Rossman | Producers have been very patient waiting for fields to dry. Sunshine and warm weather has permitted field work to now be in full motion.
May 7, 2013 | Phil Schwallier | A potential heavy set warrants a try for apple blossom thinning in 2013.
May 2, 2013 | Dan Rossman | Although the temperatures have greatly improved, wet soggy field conditions continue to keep field work at a standstill.
May 1, 2013 | Kevin Gould | Spring grazing schedule is behind normal for 2013 due to low temperatures
April 30, 2013 | Lyndon Kelley | Checking irrigation system uniformity is the first step in improving water use efficiency and lowering energy use.
April 29, 2013 | Stan Moore | The average age of farm owner/operators continues to increase each year. Research shows that the single largest age category for work-related fatalities on farms is the 60+ age group.
April 26, 2013 | Jeannine Schweihofer | Specialized meat processors need a variance from MDARD. Attend a training May 21, 2013 to learn about the application process.
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Date: Jun 15, 2013
Location: Reid Dairy Farm, LLC, 7096 Vincent Road, Jeddo, MI 48032
Date: Jul 9, 2013
Location: Hope College Grounds Dept., 200 E. 9th St., Holland, MI 49423
Date: Jul 11, 2013
Location: Applewood Estate, 1400 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503
- Advanced Soil Organic Matter Management (E3137)
- Building Soil for Organic and Sustainable Farms (E3144)
- C.S. Mott Group
- Drought Resources
- 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