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Michigan Vegetable Council’s proactive approach

As the Michigan Vegetable Council’s (MVC) president, Matt McCallum is delivering a new focus on research and advocacy for the Wolverine State’s vegetable industry. McCallum, owner of Great American Media Services, which publishes Vegetable Growers... more »

Veg Connections: Building organic matter in sandy soils

Soil organic matter (SOM) is often considered the foundation of a healthy soil because it mediates many biological, chemical and physical soil properties — from water holding capacity to nutrient availability. Strategies for building SOM... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council honors Main Farms, Rebecca Grumet

The Michigan Vegetable Council has chosen Main Farms, Six Lakes, as the recipient of the Master Farmer Award and Dr. Rebecca Grumet as the Master Farmer Associate Award honoree for 2023. The Main family and... more »

Building organic matter on sandy soils

Soil organic matter (SOM) is often considered the foundation of a healthy soil because it mediates many biological, chemical and physical soil properties — from water holding capacity to nutrient availability. Strategies for building SOM... more »

Registration opens for MSU organic farmer training program

Michigan State University (MSU) is accepting applications for the 2024 Organic Farmer Training Program (OFTP). The registration deadline is Feb. 21 for the MSU Department of Horticulture’s program. The OFTP brings together farmworkers, aspiring farmers,... more »

MSU studies potato early die complex

Growing up on her family’s farm in Rancagua, Chile, Marisol Quintanilla became an astute observer of nature. She took note of the plants, insects and other flora and fauna essential to life on the farm,... more »

MSU offering free ag drone training course

Michigan State University (MSU) is offering free drone training for people involved in the Michigan agriculture industry. The course, offered through MSU’s Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences, is available to up to 20... more »

Taking control: CA storage for asparagus extends season

Asparagus growers are intrigued with the potential for extending the shelf life of the highly perishable crop to boost its postharvest life and lengthen a more profitable marketing window. Some research has been done on... more »

Onion thrips management with plastic mulches

Plastic mulches are used in agriculture fields for a variety of reasons, including increased weed control and soil moisture retention when compared to bare soil. However, selecting the correct color of mulch is important. For... more »

MSU names director of Institute for Agricultural Technology

Michigan State University has selected a new director for its Institute for Agricultural Technology (IAT), which offers agricultural educational programs to graduates through industry-specific training. Jennifer Rivera starts in the role Jan. 1. She’s been... more »

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