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  • "What's U.P. @ UPREC?" May 21, 2020 Transplanting organic onions

    Published on June 7, 2020

    The 'North Farm' crew at UPREC is transplanting organic onions on black plastic mulch-covered beds today. Some will be included in a taste evaluation by local chefs and cooks.

  • "What's U.P. @ UPREC?" June 5, 2020, Planting organic dry bean drought resiliency trial

    Published on June 6, 2020

    Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center staff in Chatham, Michigan plant an organic dry bean trial to evaluate the ability of organic dry beans to withstand drought conditions. This trial is funded by the MSU Plant Resiliency Institute.

  • "What's U.P. @ UPREC?" May 20, 2020, Weaning follow-up

    Published on June 3, 2020

    Take a look at the grass-finished beef research herd at the MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center 10 days or so following weaning.

  • "What's U.P. @ UPREC?" May 20, 2020, Planting oats

    Published on June 2, 2020

    The UPREC crew plants oats, oats/peas using the no-till seeder. They also calibrate the seeder between crops.

  • "What's U.P. @ UPREC?" May 5, 2020, Pastures and Cattle

    Published on May 19, 2020

    Take a look at pastures and the grass-finished Red Angus beef herd at the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, Michigan

  • "What's U.P. @ UPREC?", May 12, 2020, Weaning day

    Published on May 15, 2020

    Weaning Red Angus beef calves at the MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, May 12 and 14, 2020

  • "What's U.P. @ UPREC?", May 5 2020, Hoophouses

    Published on May 11, 2020

    Reskinning the large hoophouse at the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham Michigan on May 5 2020

  • UPREC hosts 2019 Field Day

    Published on November 6, 2019

    Upper Peninsula Research & Education Center (UPREC) director James DeDecker talks about the station's 2019 Field Day, and the diversity of research going on at the center.

  • Fostering soil health in northern climates

    Published on May 9, 2014

    Researchers at Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center are developing practices that improve the overall health of people, animals and soil with integrated cropping systems.

  • Optimizing hoop houses for vegetable production in the U.P.

    Published on May 9, 2014

    Scientists and educators at Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center are optimizing hoop houses to extend the growing season in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

  • Enhancing farm systems for Michigan's U.P.

    Published on May 8, 2014

    Researchers at the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center are taking a systems approach to farming, interfacing soil health, plant agriculture and animal agriculture for producers in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

  • Evaluating malting barley varieties for Michigan growers, brewers

    Published on October 30, 2013

    Researchers at the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center are evaluating malting barley varieties for yield, strength of stalk and malt quality for farmers interested in growing the crop, and for Michigan brewers who hope to locally source it.

  • Building an integrated food system for the U.P.

    Researchers and educators at the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center focus on three areas of agriculture research: integrating crop and livestock systems, improving soil health and fertility, and building region-specific food systems.

  • Tour of MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center

    We hear from Christian Kapp of the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, MI. The decision to accept or reject a load of grain for malting is a matter of critical importance no matter the size of the malthouse or the size of the farm.

  • New staff breathes life into U.P. Incubator Farm

    Three new MSU staff members and one intern rejuvenate the North Farm at the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, MI. Their goal is to develop an incubator farm at the site to improve agricultural knowledge throughout the region.