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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.

  • 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.

  • Enriching Potato Breeding, Genetics and Storage Practices

    Researchers at Montcalm Research Center are studying potato breeding and genetics, variety development and better storage practices for Michigan potato growers and the nation's potato chip industry.

  • 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."

  • Developing second-generation biofuels

    Researchers at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station are investigating how to make cellulosic biofuel from variety of plants.

  • Kurt Steinke

    Kurt Steinke researches soil fertility and nutrient management strategies for crops like sugar beets. He discusses the unique partnership between Michigan State University and the Michigan Sugar Company, along with his efforts to solve issues facing sugar beet growers.

  • 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.

  • Exploring the Future of Cattle Grazing

    AgBioResearch scientists at Lake City Research Center are focusing on the future of beef cattle and natural resource utilization.

  • 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.

  • 2013 Michigan Wheat College at MSU

    Michigan wheat growers returned to the classroom for a one-day Wheat College at MSU where topics such as uniformity,planting depths and rates, nitrogen management, headcount evaluation, and disease and insect management were explored.