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.
January 30, 2015 | John Stone | The National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual has been revised and a new edition released. This is the study manual Michigan uses to certify Private (RUP) and Commercial Pesticide Applicators and Registered Technicians by examination.
January 30, 2015 | Ron Goldy | Vegetable growers are always looking for improved varieties. Several Midwest land grant universities annually publish variety trial results. Results from the 2014 trials are now available.
January 28, 2015 | Ben Phillips | The old CAT Alert system is still in place, but its name has changed to Michigan State University Extension News.
January 27, 2015 | Lyndon Kelley | Agricultural water users in both Indiana and Michigan with the capacity to pump 70 gallons per minute or more need to report their water use by April 1.
January 23, 2015 | Jim Isleib | Evaluation of 2014 MSU Extension’s Beginning Farmer Webinar Series shows positive results.
January 20, 2015 | Ben Werling | Timing can make the difference between OK and excellent thrips control in onions.
January 20, 2015 | Ben Werling | The northeast onion industry has a diverse chemical toolbox and effective surfactants to manage onion thrips.
January 14, 2015 | Curtis Talley | Educational workshops are available to commercial producers wanting more information on the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), such as eligible producers and crops, coverage levels, and service fees and premiums.
January 12, 2015 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | Try shop.msu.edu to order your 2015 MSU Extension bulletins in print or PDF format. It’s easy, fast and convenient.
January 12, 2015 | Ron Goldy | Getting good weed control with herbicides can be a frustrating experience. Reducing that frustration is possible by using the 3-R principle – the right product, the right rate and the right time.
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Date: Feb 2, 2015 - Feb 6, 2015
Date: Feb 3, 2015
Location: Hart United Methodist Church, 308 South State Street, Hart, MI
Date: Feb 3, 2015 - Feb 3, 2015
Location: Ottawa County Fillmore Complex Main Conference Room, 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive, MI 49460
- 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)