Michigan Farm Bureau

Michigan Farm Bureau Research Priorities

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Michigan Farm Bureau

P.O. Box 30960
Lansing, Mich. 48909
517-323-7000 ext. 2020

As identified in our 2013 Policy Book, Michigan Farm Bureau’s research priorities are as follows:    

  • Winter application of manure.
  • Advancements in animal care standards.
  • Address viable control methods for, but not limited to, phytophthora capsici, downy mildew, spruce needle cast and armillaria root fungus.
  • Find practical, effective methods to control or reduce the infection of varroa mites, tracheal mites, small hive beetles in honeybees and colony collapse disorder.
  • Address replant issues in the asparagus industry.
  • Enhance the use of natural plant pest predator species or bio-controls after thoroughly reviewing the potential consequences to the environment.
  • Development of a comprehensive program to control the spread of Palmer Amaranth.
  • The board of directors of the Michigan Farm Bureau determined these priorities in response to board and delegate actions.

Last Updated: June 2017