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.
April 24, 2014 | Rob Morrison | Do your asparagus smell tasty to the pests in your fields? Learn about the odors your crop gives off and how we can use them to improve pest management.
April 24, 2014 | Rob Morrison | The asparagus miner growing degree day model is now live on MSU Enviro-weather to help with scouting. Obtain real-time information about the abundance of adults, larvae and pupae in your fields.
April 18, 2014 | Ben Werling | While air temperatures were frigid this winter, snow cover helped buffer soil temperatures to protect herbaceous perennials like asparagus from the brunt of the cold.
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 16, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Landowners and mineral owners in Michigan are receiving offers to sell rather than lease their mineral rights. Part 1 defined “mineral property” and “partnering together” with the buyer.
April 16, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Landowners and mineral owners in Michigan are receiving offers to sell rather than lease their mineral rights. There are many things to consider both short term and long term when evaluating the sale of mineral rights.
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 | Ron Goldy | This past winter was more like winters experienced in the 1960s. There is no doubt the harsh conditions affected fruit crops, but how might it affect vegetable production?
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Date: Apr 24, 2014
Location: Grand Rapids Downtown Market, 435 Ionia SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 - second floor teaching kitchen
Date: Apr 29, 2014
Location: NECI 219 North 4th Street/2nd Floor, Niles, MI 49120
Date: Jul 18, 2014
Location: MSU Extension Macomb County, 21885 Dunham Rd., Clinton Twp, MI 48038
- 2012 Weed Control Guide for Vegetable Crops (E0433)
- 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
- 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