Resources

  • A Mobile Guide to IPM Scouting in Highbush Blueberries

    Published on November 11, 2020
    This guide is available as a downloadable PDF that can be easily viewed on your mobile device and includes links that allow you to jump to specific pages of the guide.

  • Urban Soil Management Research Project - Year 1

    Published on November 5, 2020
    In 2019, we concluded our first year of the urban soil management research project (USMRP). We're investigating ways to improve soil health as quickly as possible through various forms of tillage and cover crop mixes.

  • Michigan Youth Employment Act

    Published on October 11, 2020
    AN ACT to provide for the legal employment and protection of minors; to provide for the issuance and revocation of work permits; to provide for the regulation of hours and conditions of employment of minors.

  • Michigan Youth Employment Restrictions

    Published on October 11, 2020
    The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is continuing a special initiative “Extreme Safety for Working Teens” to help ensure that young workers have the information they need to stay safe on the job.

  • Michigan Dairy Review: Having to Dismiss a Dairy Farm Employee

    Published on October 11, 2020
    Dismissal is the involuntary termination of an employee’s employment. Because of the involuntary character of the situation, emotions often are high on both sides and require dismissals to be handled with great care—or to be avoided.

  • MSU EXTENSION FRUIT TEAM CONTINUES FIGHT AGAINST SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA (SWD) IN MICHIGAN FRUIT CROPS

    Published on October 9, 2020
    Maintaining the profitability of Michigan fruit production is a constant challenge in the face of increasing invasive pest arrivals.

  • Natural and Organic Label Claims

    Published on September 30, 2020
    Natural or organic label claims are used on food products to describe how they were grown, raised, and/or processed. Two government agencies oversee the production and labeling of food in the United States to ensure that label claims are truthful.

  • Animal Raising Label Claims Infographic

    Published on September 30, 2020
    These labeling terms are used on products to describe the environment in which animals were raised during their life span. Animal raising claims describe the care the animal receives and how the producer maintains the land and environment.

  • Policy Memo: Michigan Farmers of Color and the Future of Sustainable Food Systems​

    Published on September 30, 2020
    This policy memo describes how sustainable agriculture with a strong orientation toward racial justice can serve as a medium for building more racial equity and transforming our racialized food system.

  • Child Labor Bulletin 102

    Published on September 20, 2020
    This bulletin details the child labor requirements in agricultural occupations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.