Michigan Farm Bureau Research Priorities
Michigan Farm Bureau
P.O. Box 30960
Lansing, Mich. 48909
517-323-7000 ext. 2020
As identified in our 2013 Policy Book, Michigan Farm Bureau’s research priorities are as follows:
- Winter application of manure.
- Advancements in animal care standards.
- Address viable control methods for, but not limited to, phytophthora capsici, downy mildew, spruce needle cast and armillaria root fungus.
- Find practical, effective methods to control or reduce the infection of varroa mites, tracheal mites, small hive beetles in honeybees and colony collapse disorder.
- Address replant issues in the asparagus industry.
- Enhance the use of natural plant pest predator species or bio-controls after thoroughly reviewing the potential consequences to the environment.
- Development of a comprehensive program to control the spread of Palmer Amaranth.
- The board of directors of the Michigan Farm Bureau determined these priorities in response to board and delegate actions.
Last Updated: June 2017