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  • Kevin Gould of MSU Extension addresses fencing and watering systems at the MSU Grazing School

    MSU to offer beginning grazing school at two locations

    Article

    Published on July 2, 2018
    MSU’s popular grazing school for beginners returns to northern and southern Michigan on Sept. 27 and 28.

  • Euthanasia of Large Animals - Firearm

    Digital Document

    Published on July 2, 2018
    Location and angle for humane euthanasia of large animals using a firearm.

  • Euthanasia of Large Animals - Bolt Gun

    Digital Document

    Published on July 2, 2018
    Location and angle for humane euthanasia of large animals using a penetrating captive bolt gun.

  • Oats and peas nurse crop on alfalfa. Seeding at 100 lbs per acre, 38 days after planting.

    When should I harvest my small grain forage?

    Article

    Published on July 3, 2018
    Decide what balance you need between yield and quality, then watch those peas-and-oats (or other small grain forages) closely to harvest them at the desired growth stage.

  • These Bluetta Blueberries ripened quickly in the heat and blueberry harvest is well underway.

    Southwest Michigan fruit update - July 3, 2018

    Article

    Published on July 3, 2018
    Summer fruit harvest is well underway. A very hot weekend moved fruit and fruit pests quickly.

  • Developing youth and communities

    Article

    Published on June 26, 2018
    When you support MSU Extension, youth who participate in 4-H programs have a 70 percent greater likelihood to go to college than youth participating in other out-of-school programs.

  • West central Michigan small fruit update - July 3, 2018

    Article

    Published on July 3, 2018
    Intense heat wave affecting the state is causing problem for small fruit growers, especially for blueberry fields ready for harvest or that started harvesting. Sunburn on ripe fruit clusters is creating problems at harvest time.

  • Ensuring safe and secure food

    Article

    Published on June 26, 2018
    MSU Extension efforts in ensuring safe and secure food lead to a healthy population, which in turn helps keep health care costs in check and our communities.

  • Ensuring strong communities

    Article

    Published on June 26, 2018
    When you support MSU Extension, participants learn how to implement best practices in good governance that keeps communities solvent, productive and engaged.

  • Agricultural business and living

    Article

    Published on June 26, 2018
    When you support MSU Extension, you help the hard-working families who raise and care for cattle to feed families and add to the economic growth of Michigan.

  • Keeping people healthy

    Article

    Published on June 26, 2018
    When you support MSU Extension, you encourage parents to feed their children healthy meals, teach youth about the importance of eating well, and help citizens learn about disease prevention and management.

  • Supporting food and agriculture

    Article

    Published on June 26, 2018
    When you support MSU Extension, you help participants learn how to improve their communities.

  • Message from the district coordinator

    Article

    Published on June 25, 2018
    Michigan State University Extension makes a difference in Ogemaw County.

  • Northwest Michigan fruit update - July 3, 2018

    Article

    Published on July 3, 2018
    Fruit is ripening quickly in hot temperatures; growers have concerns about making spray applications in the hot weather.

  • Ripening Bluecrop berries in Covert, MI.

    Michigan spotted wing Drosophila update - July 3, 2018

    Article

    Published on July 3, 2018
    SWD are still active, though traps caught low numbers due to the heat; ripening fruit must be protected against infestation.

  • East Michigan fruit update - July 3, 2018

    Article

    Published on July 3, 2018
    Sweet and tart cherry, summer red raspberry and saskatoon harvest continues. Black raspberry harvest is starting. All crops seem to be holding up well through the heat of the last few days. Cherry growers need to be on the lookout for cherry fruit fly.

  • Numerous dead AGB on the soil surface.

    Asiatic garden beetles, soybean aphids and western bean cutworms arrive in time to see fireworks

    Article

    Published on July 5, 2018
    A July 4 update on Asiatic garden beetle adults, soybean aphids and western bean cutworm moths in Michigan field crops.

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