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.
March 30, 2015 | Ron Goldy | Photoperiodism is the term given to a plant’s ability to respond to changing daylength. Knowing how your crop responds to daylength should influence how you apply fertilizer, especially nitrogen.
March 29, 2015 | Diane Smith | Millennials and households with children are the highest consumers of organic foods. Their interest, convenience and price lead to mass retailers and unconventional food retailers as the primary purchase locations.
March 26, 2015 | Brad Neumann | Urban livestock workgroup calls for the creation of an urban agriculture act to stimulate and support efforts to raise and grow food locally.
March 25, 2015 | John Wise | Summary of insecticide and miticide label additions, clarifications and corrections to the 2015 Michigan Fruit Management Guide (E-154).
March 20, 2015 | Rob Sirrine | Double Up Food Bucks increases food access in northwest Michigan.
March 20, 2015 | Rob Sirrine | Funding available for agricultural producers to install renewable energy systems.
March 12, 2015 | Ashley McFarland | Extension workshops are scheduled at the North Farm to support Upper Peninsula citizens’ utilization of season extension technologies to produce food both for their own homes and for the local markets.
March 12, 2015 | Terry McLean | Pilot program develops curriculum aimed at small scale vegetable producers in urban communities. These programs will provide a comprehensive look at vegetable production to hone current skills, develop new strategies and better understand pests.
March 11, 2015 | Ben Werling | Need to know what pests are bothering your asparagus? Check out the new MSU Extension Bulletin E3219, “Disease and Insect Pests of Asparagus.”
March 10, 2015 | Bruce MacKellar | MSU Extension is updating their irrigation scheduling tool to automatically download weather data from MSU Enviro-weather stations for the 2015 growing season.
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Date: Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015
Location: L.V. Eberhard Conference Center, Grand Valley State University, 301 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Date: Apr 11, 2015
Location: The North Farm, E3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI
Date: Apr 13, 2015 - May 18, 2015
- Advanced Soil Organic Matter Management
- Advanced Soil Organic Matter Management (E3137)
- Agrifood Safety Work Group
- Building Soil for Organic and Sustainable Farms
- 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
- Perennial Wheat
- Transitioning to Certified Organic in Michigan
- Weather - Drought
- Weather - Winter Injury in Plants