Benjamin Phillips

Benjamin Phillips

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Vegetable Crops Educator
Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center

269-944-1477 x 207



I work with commercial field and greenhouse vegetable growers who target the fresh, wholesale, and processing markets in Southwest Michigan, based at the Michigan State University Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center. My duties entail crop scouting, pest identification, crop management and food safety consultation, resource development, educational programming, vegetable production research, and facilitation of research projects with MSU's main faculty researchers and grower collaborators.

Home gardeners should call the gardening hotline at 888-MSUE4MI (888-678-3464) or submit a question to Ask an Expert. There are also gardener resources here and an online class here.

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