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 5, 2014 | Jim Isleib | MSU Extension’s 2014 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series is getting good participation from Michigan, several other states, Ontario and even Australia.
February 28, 2014 | Stan Moore | Three upcoming Agriculture Labor and Farm Safety Meetings will be held in Bad Axe, Shepherd and Cadillac.
February 28, 2014 | Charles Gould | The new Farm Bill increases funding for energy conservation practice implementation. Complementary funding can be obtained through utility rebates and technical assistance programs.
February 28, 2014 | Phil Tocco | It’s important to be aware of Food Safety Modernization Act water standards. This article outlines the proposed standards and gives information about how to learn more.
Producing pickles, salsa, canned vegetables or sauces for sale? Attend Better Process Control School
February 24, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Businesses that require Federal Food & Drug Administration certification to produce acidified and low acid foods or acid foods in hermetically sealed containers should attend Michigan State University’s upcoming Better Process Control School.
February 21, 2014 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | Learn tactics to get the most out of irrigation while limiting pathogens that cause disease in vegetable and fruit crops. Register for the upcoming irrigation workshops in Dundee, Frankenmuth or Grand Rapids.
February 20, 2014 | Ron Goldy | The advantages of drip irrigation are well documented, but many large- and small-scale growers still have not adopted the technology. If you’re one of those growers, maybe it’s time to take another look.
February 17, 2014 | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca | The Southeast Michigan Agricultural Labor and Farm Safety Program will help you stay up-to-date with current regulations for agricultural labor and update your farm safety plans.
February 14, 2014 | Curtis Talley, Jr. | MSU Extension surveyed oil and gas attorneys indicating that 56 percent reduced potential royalty deductions from post production costs by at least 75 percent.
February 14, 2014 | James DeDecker | Pesticide applicators in Michigan can now keep their certifications current with minimal investment in time and travel.
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Date: Mar 6, 2014
Location: Ida Township Hall, 3016 Lewis Ave. Ida, MI 48140
Date: Mar 11, 2014
Location: Bay de Noc Community College Main Campus, Joseph Heirman University Center - 2001 N. Lincoln Rd., Escanaba, MI 49828
Date: Mar 12, 2014
Location: Franklin Inn, 1070 E. Huron Avenue, Bad Axe MI, 48413
- 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