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.
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.
October 27, 2014 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | If your pumpkins had the bacterial diseases angular leaf spot or bacterial leaf spot this 2014 season, a two-year rotation away from cucurbits is needed in those fields.
October 24, 2014 | Terry McLean | Fall is here and we have recorded several killing frosts to date.
Landowner survey determines impacts of oil and gas leasing negotiation efforts Part 2: Lease royalty
October 23, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Results of a survey sent by Michigan State University Extension in 2013 to 130 landowners in 19 Michigan counties determines their activities in oil and gas leasing negotiation regarding the lease royalty.
October 15, 2014 | Lyndon Kelley | The water supply for small irrigation or greenhouse system is the heart of system. Success is often the result of good forward planning before you ever need to start moving water.
October 15, 2014 | Lyndon Kelley | If you can find the true annual cost of an irrigation system it is easy to assess the annual cost of the investment and annual power and labor cost by the number of acre the system provides for each party.
October 13, 2014 | Ben Phillips | Those interested in beekeeping and pollination services are welcome to attend the Michigan Beekeepers Association Fall Conference in Flint, Michigan, Oct. 24-25, 2014.
October 13, 2014 | Ben Phillips | Recent frost advisories are relevant for late-season vegetables.
October 13, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Brown marmorated stink bug trap catches were lower this week, and with the exception of a few hotspots, were not detected in the majority of our trapping sites. Reports of aggregations on commercial and residential buildings continue to come in.
October 10, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Results of a survey sent to 130 landowners in 19 Michigan counties determines their activities in oil and gas leasing and their sources of assistance information.
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Date: Nov 10, 2014
Location: Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds, 195 Midway St., Imlay City, MI 48444
Date: Nov 18, 2014 - Nov 20, 2014
Date: Dec 5, 2014
Location: MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center Conference Room, E3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI 49816
- 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)