• Chicken processing factory.

    Pandemic Food Safety: Trying Times

    Published on May 27, 2020

    Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the federal government has been rolling back food safety regulations, diminishing processing safety requirements, and canceling or decreasing food and processing plant inspections.

  • Vineyard

    MSU Extension’s grape scouting reports for 2020

    Published on May 27, 2020

    Michigan State University Extension will provide weekly reports of scouting efforts across the state, covering many parts of grape growing including vine phenology and horticultural updates, pest and disease management, and weather.

  • 4-H'er with his livestock project at home.

    Michigan 4-H rolls out virtual showcase and auctions

    Published on May 27, 2020

    Michigan State University Extension rolls out Virtual Learning Showcase and Auctions, an online experience that allows 4-H members to show off their summer project work, including an opportunity to exhibit and market livestock.

  • East Michigan fruit update – May 26, 2020

    Published on May 26, 2020

    With warmer temperatures of the last week, fruit crops have taken on big swell of new growth. Bloom is almost finished for all of our fruit crops.

  • A picture of an eagle.

    A new resource for tribal officials

    Published on May 22, 2020

    Comprehensive resources webpage shares valuable tools and policy insights for Michigan’s 12 sovereign nations impacted by novel coronavirus

  • Apples in bloom

    Fire blight risk very high in Michigan: Consider treatment options

    Published on May 22, 2020

    The risk for blossom blight infection is extreme for May 23-27, 2020. Kasumin is best for control in Fruit Ridge orchards where we have diagnosed streptomycin resistance in the fire blight pathogen. Streptomycin and Kasumin are best in other areas.

  • Weekly Beet - May 22, 2020

    Published on May 22, 2020

    In this newsletter - * Scheduled Event – Alex Moauro - Physiology – Comprehensive Exam. * Department Requests that 2020 Graduating Students complete a survey to be included on the 2020 Graduate spotlight.

  • Figure 1. Trained hop bines. Photo credit: Rob Sirrine, MSU

    Hop training

    Published on May 21, 2020

    Best practices include proper bine selection and training date.

  • MSU announces new Center for PFAS Research

    Published on May 20, 2020

    The Center for PFAS Research brings together faculty from across Michigan State University to study the health and environmental issues around PFAS chemicals.

  • Breeding lines of sugarbeet bolting

    Bolting in spring vegetables

    Published on May 20, 2020

    The blame for bolting vegetables is often placed on warm temperatures, but the true trigger is often the cold.

  • Fawn with chronic wasting disease

    What is chronic wasting disease?

    Published on May 19, 2020

    Chronic wasting disease has been detected in many Michigan counties. Know the facts so that you can help slow the spread.

  • Good strawberry bloom on the left, frost damaged bloom on the right

    East Michigan fruit update – May 19, 2020

    Published on May 19, 2020

    The region experienced another major freeze event resulting in additional damage to flower buds in most tree fruits. Substantial rains brought two heavy apple scab infection periods and very wet soils. There are many black blossoms in strawberry fields.

  • Garden

    4-H gardening around Michigan

    Published on May 19, 2020

    Michigan’s gardening season is upon us and 4-H kids around the state have been busy getting ready for gardening too.

  • Closing Bell Episode 7

    Published on May 17, 2020

    Closing Bell: A Conservation with MSU Agricultural Economists, featuring hosts K. Aleks Schaefer, JD, PhD and Trey Malone, PhD from the Michigan State University Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

  • Closing Bell Episode 6

    Published on May 17, 2020

    Closing Bell: A Conservation with MSU Agricultural Economists, featuring hosts K. Aleks Schaefer, JD, PhD and Trey Malone, PhD from the Michigan State University Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

  • Closing Bell Episode 5

    Published on May 17, 2020

    Closing Bell: A Conservation with MSU Agricultural Economists,” featuring hosts K. Aleks Schaefer, JD, PhD and Trey Malone, PhD from the Michigan State University Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

  • Closing Bell Episode 4

    Published on May 17, 2020

    Closing Bell: A Conservation with MSU Agricultural Economists, featuring hosts K. Aleks Schaefer, JD, PhD and Trey Malone, PhD from the Michigan State University Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

  • Closing Bell Episode 3

    Published on May 17, 2020

    Closing Bell: A Conservation with MSU Agricultural Economists, featuring hosts K. Aleks Schaefer, JD, PhD and Trey Malone, PhD from the Michigan State University Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

  • Closing Bell Episode 2

    Published on May 17, 2020

    Closing Bell: A Conservation with MSU Agricultural Economists, featuring hosts K. Aleks Schaefer, JD, PhD and Trey Malone, PhD from the Michigan State University Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

  • Closing Bell Episode 1

    Published on May 17, 2020

    Closing Bell: A Conservation with MSU Agricultural Economists,” featuring hosts K. Aleks Schaefer, JD, PhD and Trey Malone, PhD from the Michigan State University Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics