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.
March 25, 2015 | Tim Harrigan | Is there something farmers could do to have the greatest impact on improving water quality?
March 24, 2015 | Curtis Talley Jr | Current oil and gas energy production and supplies are much greater than 2003 forecasts.
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.
March 6, 2015 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | Good sanitation in the field will reduce pathogen inoculum in vegetable plants.
March 6, 2015 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | Learn about proper sanitation in the greenhouse and how to recognize vegetable disease symptoms.
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Date: Apr 11, 2015
Location: The North Farm, E3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI
Date: Apr 13, 2015 - May 18, 2015
Date: Apr 15, 2015
Location: 1791 Hillandale Road: Benton Harbor, MI 49022
- 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 Fresh: Fall Vegetable Crops for your Garden
- Michigan Fresh: Fresh Produce Donation Guidelines for Gardeners
- Michigan Fresh: Parsnips
- Michigan Fresh: Peas
- Michigan Fresh: Radishes
- Michigan Fresh: Rutabagas
- Michigan Fresh: Snap Beans
- 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)