Organic Research and Outreach

Organic Research and Outreach in the North Central Region (Feb. 2015)

The Ceres Trust outlines research and outreach across the North Central Region, where many land grant universities have invested in organic research infrastructure, supported faculty endeavors, and provided courses on organic production systems.

Organic Research at Michigan State

2013 Michigan Organic Soybean Variety Trials 

This report provides information on performance of non-GMO soybean varieties grown under certified organic management in Michigan in 2013.

Authored by:

  • D.J. Rossman
  • T.E. Martin
  • D.R. Mutch
  • D.G. Baas
  • D. Wang
  • J.F. Boyse
  • R.G. Laurentz

Economics of High Tunnel Raspberry Production

Raspberry varieties were tested within multi-bay 3-season structures (high tunnels) at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) in Benton Harbot for four years. This report discusses results and economics related to production viability.

Authored by:

  • Eric Hanson
  • Mike Vonweihe

Vermicomposting of Campus Food Residuals and Waste

Michigan State initiated two projects to investigate recovery and recycling of post-consumer waste from campus residents halls. This report discusses the creation and management of vermicomposting structures.

Authored by John Biernbaum

Perennial Wheat Research, Kellogg Biological Station

KBS has received a USDA Organic Research and Extension Grant to partner with farmers to develop perennial wheat (Triticum aestivum x Thinopyrum intermedium). Under the direction of Dr. Snapp, the research adds a new option for farmers seeking long-term ground cover in a specialty grain crop.

Authored by Dr. Sieglinde Snapp

Organic Reporting Session

This annual meeting is for farmers, practitioners and researchers who are interested in or engaging in organic production and related research. MSUExtension educators and specialists provide research-based information on organic production. The meeting links farmers and researchers and includes information on state and federal programs related to organic agriculture.

Visit the Organic Reporting Session page for presentations and more information.