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 23, 2013 | Marilyn Thelen | A good pest management program starts with the early identification. When pests are correctly identified early, there are more options. MSU Diagnostic Services can identify those pests and help save crops, time and money.
May 23, 2013 | Beth Bishop | Understanding and using accumulated growing degree days can help you know when to expect pests. This is one of the services Enviro-weather offers Michigan growers.
May 23, 2013 | Dan Rossman | Producers made tremendous progress in getting corn and soybeans planted last week before rain halted most all field work earlier this week.
May 23, 2013 | Jan Byrne | Growers and gardeners can prevent phytotoxicity with these precautions.
May 22, 2013 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Microloans provide access for up to $35,000 in financing for start-up and small family farms.
May 21, 2013 | John Wise | Growers have many options for plum curculio control, but all have different modes of action.
May 20, 2013 | Phil Tocco | The deadline for comment on the Food Safety Modernization Act proposed produce safety rule has been extended another 120 days (until Sept. 16). Here is information on how to comment.
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.
To find an MSU Extension expert who covers your location or to find an expert in your area of interest, please visit the MSU Extension Expert Search. To reach an MSU Extension county office, call toll-free 1-888-678-3464.
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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