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.
December 18, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Food-related business operators can easily set up online profiles on the new and improved MarketMaker in just a few steps.
December 18, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | MarketMaker has a new look and has been updated with new search features to link food markets across the U.S.
December 18, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Community Supported Agriculture operator uses of information technology vary with by market or social orientation.
December 15, 2014 | Christina Curell | Crimson clover is a good choice for those who would like to use an annual clover as a cover crop.
December 15, 2014 | Christina Curell | White clover is a good cover crop that if managed correctly can be a great benefit to your cropping system.
December 15, 2014 | Christina Curell | Consider the following management tips for red clover, one of the most widely used cover crops.
December 15, 2014 | Christina Curell | There are many benefits to using red clover as a cover crop, including nitrogen production, serving as a weed suppressor and being widely adaptable.
December 15, 2014 | Ted Ferris | Recent surveys show Breakfast on the Farm impacts the impression and knowledge participants have on modern crop production.
December 8, 2014 | Ashley McFarland | Soil health continues to be a hot topic in production agriculture, and in Upper Peninsula potato production, this is no different.
December 5, 2014 | Ron Goldy | How much fertilizer should I apply? Some take the approach that if a little of something is good – more is better. This is rarely a good approach, particularly with fertilizer applications.
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Date: Jan 8, 2015 - Feb 12, 2015
Location: 2635 N. M-52, Owosso, MI 4867
Date: Jan 8, 2015
Location: Branch County MSU Extension, 570 Marshall St., Suite C, Coldwater, MI 49036
Date: Jan 16, 2015
Location: Tuscola County Tecnology Center, 1401 Cleaver Rd, Caro, MI 48723
- 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)