In addition to their role for increasing bee abundance, building bee hotels can be educational and fun for people learning about wild bees.
Michigan is unique in its diversity of fresh water resources, climate zones and soil textures.
In 2015, MSU Extension conducted over 290 field crop programs, reaching approximately 6,600 farmers and agribusiness professionals from 71 counties across the state.
Alfalfa stands in Michigan are sometimes injured during the winter. The most common weather-related causes of winter injury are extremely low or fluctuating temperatures, persistent ice sheeting, and lack of snow cover.
New upright full-season black bean variety suited for direct harvest. Highest yielding black bean variety in five years of testing. Matures in 100 days, similar to ‘Zorro’. Exhibits uniform maturity coupled with good dry down similar to ‘Zorro’.
New upright full-season navy bean variety suited for direct harvest. Exhibits uniform maturity coupled with good plant dry down at maturity. Matures in 99 days ahead of most current navy bean varieties. Suited for northern production areas.
Agricultural biomass, the aboveground plant material that is not grain, is being looked to as a promising renewable energy source for heat and power, ethanol, syngas and bio-oil.