Benjamin Phillips

Benjamin Phillips
Cellphone: 616-901-7513

MSU Extension

Vegetable Crops Educator

Vegetable Crop Expertise

Saginaw County Extension Office
723 Emerson St.
Saginaw, MI 48607

***COVID-19 update: MSU has barred all non-essential travel until May 15, and halted all on- and off-campus research activities until further notice. My wife and I are working from home, and splitting our time with our toddler. We will need to call, text, email, mail, video chat, or whatever in the meantime until we’ve exhausted all possibilities before I can ask permission to travel.***

Home gardeners should call the gardening hotline at 888-MSUE4MI (888-678-3464) or submit a question to Ask an Expert.

I work with commercial field and greenhouse vegetable growers who target the fresh, wholesale and processing markets in the Bay and Thumb areas of Michigan. My duties entail crop scouting, pest identification, crop management and food safety consultation, resource development, educational programming and facilitation of research projects with MSU’s main faculty researchers and grower collaborators. 

Important Enviroweather stations in my region.

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