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MSU Extension to host its first blueberry field day

The Michigan State University Extension blueberry team is hosting its first field day on Aug. 24. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trevor Nichols Research Center in Fennville, Michigan.... more »

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Cold damage and the quest to predict it was among the featured presentations at the 2022 Viticulture Field Day at Michigan State University’s (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The... more »

Considerations for hail-damaged cherries after storms

Cherry orchards were impacted by hail on July 8, 2016, and growers should carefully weigh options to determine future management strategies. First, growers should assess the level of damage as the outcome of this assessment... more »

Scouting crops and ticks

June is the typical time in Michigan to check field emergence and early season pest problems. As you start visiting fields, keep ticks in the back of your mind, especially if you live in the... more »

MSU Diagnostic Services cracks pest, disease cases

Michigan State University (MSU) Diagnostic Services deals with all sorts of plant diseases and pest issues, but a car hood? Shipped from an assembly plant in Michigan, the auto part had serpentine streaks on it... more »

Powering Michigan Agriculture focuses on renewable energy

MSU Extension, in partnership with Michigan Farm Bureau, MABA, Consumers Energy Company and others, is holding the Powering Michigan Agriculture with Renewable Energy Conference on March 10. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to... more »

Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days set for Feb. 3-4

The Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with Lake Michigan College, will host the annual Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days conference Feb. 3-4 at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center. Registration begins at... more »

MSU Extension launches grape pest search tool

Michigan State University Extension has developed the Grape pest and beneficial search, an online tool for identifying diseases, insect pests and beneficial organisms in vineyards. The new tool is formatted as a search engine where... more »

Spotted wing drosophila webinar for Michigan sweet and tart cherry growers

Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch, along with the Michigan Cherry Committee, are hosting an online Zoom webinar on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about the invasive... more »

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