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MSU offers training for on-farm produce safety

Michigan State University Extension continues to offer a training opportunity designed for farm supervisors who deal with on-farm produce safety. Michigan State University Extension’s Online Produce Safety Supervisor Training provides education and resources regarding the requirements... more »

Thrips hit onions; foliar disease boosts risk

Onion thrips are a major challenge to organic growers and to growers who grow onions with conventional practices. Foliar diseases like stemphylium are also a major challenge. New research from Michigan State University (MSU) is... more »

Tomato trials, organic N options shown at field day

Educators and researchers showed off trials of new seeds and cultivation techniques at the Michigan State University’s (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) near Benton Harbor. About 40 individuals attended the tours at... more »

MSU Diagnostic Services cracks disease, pest 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 Ag conference 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 »

Revised Food Safety Modernization Act exemptions

New rules are here for produce growers. As many growers are aware, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for the first time regulates the growing of fresh produce under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... more »

2015 Sugarbeet Seed Week meetings will help in variety selection

Michigan Sugar Company and Michigan State University Extension conduct variety trials to evaluate the positive and negative traits of each variety. This testing program is comprehensive and involves small and field-scale trials. Michigan Sugar Company... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

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West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

Tools, techniques don’t solve celery meltdown

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Ag Labor Review: Will 2022 be remembered as the Year of Ag Labor Regulations?

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