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.
April 22, 2014 | Marilyn Thelen | Fields that have been continuous corn with repeated use of one Bt trait are at risk for developing corn rootworm resistance.
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 | 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 11, 2014 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | With the temperatures we experienced during winter, what was the fate of plant pathogens? Follow these integrated pest management (IPM) tactics to limit plant diseases.
April 10, 2014 | Dan Rossman | The long, cold winter is now behind us. A period of warm, dry weather is needed before field work will begin.
April 10, 2014 | Stan Moore | Employers who look to employee handbooks as policy manuals meant to keep them out of trouble are missing other opportunities.
April 8, 2014 | Nancy Thelen | Advocating agriculture can take place in numerous settings.
April 3, 2014 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | The quality of the sample, the information in the submittal form and the shipping time are important for an accurate health plant analysis. Follow this checklist to get it right!
April 1, 2014 | Julie Avery | The arts can grow community awareness about local food and farming and their impact on children, families, farmers, our communities and the land around us.
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Date: Apr 29, 2014
Location: NECI 219 North 4th Street/2nd Floor, Niles, MI 49120
- 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