Michigan is a national leader in several fresh and processing vegetables with an annual value of over $210 million from 110,000 acres. Michigan State University Extension supports this industry with research and education for economic disease, insect and weed control, reduced input cultural practices, plant nutrition, irrigation, new technology and crop introduction. Activities also include food safety, labor and other issues relevant to today’s producers. Michigan State University researchers and educators have a proven record of working closely with individual growers and commodity groups to strengthen this industry and maintain its viability.
November 26, 2014 | Jim Isleib | Farmers with shorter growing seasons and limited crop rotation choices can still benefit from including cover crops in their planning. Here’s what some Upper Peninsula farmers are thinking.
November 19, 2014 | Stan Moore | Everyone knows good communication is important in relationships and business, but throw succession planning into the mix and you’ll discover just how important it is.
November 18, 2014 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | Vine crop growers should follow these disease management tactics for next growing season. Growers can also learn more about managing gummy stem blight by attending the 2015 Great Lakes Expo educational sessions.
November 17, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | MSU Extension is offering Integrated Pest Management Academy Online, a series of online prerecorded webinars. Commercial and private core pesticide recertification credits are available for Michigan applicators. No registration or fees required.
November 13, 2014 | Ashley McFarland | The Upper Peninsula Farm Incubator is now accepting applications for their Apprentice Farmer Program.
November 12, 2014 | James DeDecker | Whether you are for or against regulation, deer baiting has consequences for Michigan agriculture.
November 11, 2014 | Matt Grieshop | You may have experience with two and four footed livestock but how about livestock with six or no legs?
October 31, 2014 | Phil Tocco | Proposed Food Safety Modernization Act water standards have recently changed, including the number of samples to use when testing irrigation water for fresh produce.
October 31, 2014 | Phil Tocco | Proposed Food Safety Modernization Act water standards have recently changed and are important to be aware of. This article outlines a small portion of the newly proposed water standards and gives information about how to comment.
October 28, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Residents of the Berrien County Juvenile Center enjoy more fresh fruits and vegetables through the Michigan Farm to School Grant Program and Andrews University CSA.
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Date: Dec 4, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014
Location: 6686 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49684
Date: Dec 5, 2014
Location: MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center Conference Room, E3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI 49816
Date: Dec 5, 2014
Location: 6520 Center Street Ellsworth, MI 49729
- Agricultural Literacy
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Farm Bill
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Integrated Pest Management Academy
- Michigan MarketMaker
- New & Emerging Commercial Vegetable Producer Support
- Online Production Updates
- Statewide & Regional Vegetable Meetings
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Agrifood Safety Minute
- Agrifood Safety Work Group
- Black dot (E3181)
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Brown leaf spot (E3182)
- Caterpillar Pests in Cole Crops (E3165)
- Cost of Production of Machine-harvested Pickling Cucumbers in Michigan, 2010
- Cover Crop Choices for Michigan Vegetables (E2896)
- Enviroweather Weather Data and Pest Modeling
- Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM)
- Farm Soil Sampling
- Fertilizer Recommendation Program
- Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- Integrated Pest Management Resources
- Late blight alert for tomatoes and potatoes
- Michigan State University Hausbeck Lab (plant disease)
- Michigan State University Organic Farming Exchange
- Michigan State University Student Organic Farm
- Michigan State University Szendrei Lab (pest management)
- MSU Diagnostics Lab
- National Good Agricultural Practices Program
- Potato Late Blight Risk Monitoring
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Soil and Plant Nutrient Lab
- Vegetable Team
- Vegetable Weed Control
- Weather - Drought
- Weed Control Guide for Vegetable Crops (E0433)