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  • MSU Sustainable Forest Virtual Field Day

    Published on November 11, 2020

    Forest sustainability is discussed in this virtual field day webinar.

  • MSU Sustainable Forest Virtual Field Day: Bill Botti

    Published on October 15, 2020

    Bill Botti, former Executive Director of Michigan Forest Association discusses the history of MFA forests and their connection to Michigan State University.

  • MSU Sustainable Forest Virtual Field Day: Dean Reid Regeneration

    Published on October 15, 2020

    Dean Reid, a consulting forester, discusses forest regeneration.

  • MSU Sustainable Forest Virtual Field Day: Nia Becker

    Published on October 15, 2020

    Nia Becker, Conservation District Forester, discusses regeneration of aspen in Michigan's forests.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Full Show

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Full recording of the 2020 Soybean Virtual Field Day.

  • Improving Food Safety for Immunocompromised Patients

    Published on August 21, 2020

    Bradley Marks, chair and professor in the Michigan State University Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, and Ph.D. student Carly Gomez are researching ways to make fresh produce safe to eat for people with weakened immune systems.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Exploring hybrid-plant energy sources

    Michigan State University researchers are evaluating hybrid poplar trees as a potential woody fuel source for use in short-rotation energy plantations. The poplars can be burned for energy or converted into ethanol.

  • Restoring native oak trees

    MacReady Reserve is a demonstration forest that houses an educational trail system where visitors can observe ongoing research and enjoy the environment.

  • Trevor Nichols Research Center: An overview

    Ensuring economic viability for the state's fruit growers is the objective of the 156-acre Trevor Nichols Research Center, located three miles from Lake Michigan in southwest Michigan.

  • Exploring alternative, carbon-neutral energy

    Michigan State University researchers are off-setting the use of coal by employing a carbon-neutral energy source: thinning chips.

  • Lake City Research Center: An Overview

    The Lake City Research Center includes 810 acres of managed land and 180 beef cows in a geographic area suitable for forage-based livestock and potato production.

  • Monitoring dairy herds

    Researchers at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station are exploring the sustainable development of dairy farms, as well as the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, and social and behavioral activities of dairy cows.

  • Battling Oblique Banded Leaf Roller in cherry production

    The cherry industry is big business in Michigan. However, one pest threatening the fruit is the Oblique Banded Leaf Roller. Research projects at MSU AgBioResearch's Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center are working to address the issue.

  • Developing new Tart Cherry varieties

    Researchers are developing new varieties of tart cherries that will increase profitability in tart cherry production and ensure the environmental stewardship of the lakeshore land. One such variety is the "Balaton."

  • Joe Cramer

    Joe Cramer, director of the Michigan Dry Bean Commission, says the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center offers practical solutions for farmers.