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MSUE Environmental Quality News
A new conservation program helps farmers retain crop nutrients. The 2015 deadline to apply is July 24.
Posted on July 19, 2015 5:39pm by Monica Day
Bioreactors and controlled drainage expand options for feeding our crops and protecting our water.
Posted on May 7, 2015 7:13am by Tim Harrigan
Grape vines are very sensitive to 2,4-D, therefore MDARD has restrictions on the use of 2,4-D for several counties in southwest Michigan.
Posted on April 28, 2015 10:04am by Mark Longstroth
Integrating conservation practices throughout the farming system can keep crop nutrients in the root zone and out of waterways.
Posted on April 17, 2015 9:41am by Tim Harrigan
Do you know where your power comes from, or what it costs?
Posted on April 2, 2015 8:49am by Dennis Pennington
Is there something farmers could do to have the greatest impact on improving water quality?
Posted on March 25, 2015 1:42pm by Tim Harrigan
Providing nutrients to crops is essential to farming practices, but is there a way to control water run off with better on-farm management tools?
Posted on February 3, 2015 2:42pm by Tim Harrigan
Evaluation of 2014 MSU Extension’s Beginning Farmer Webinar Series shows positive results.
Posted on January 23, 2015 12:47pm by Jim Isleib
An increasingly popular method to determine the health of soil examines the CO2 respired by microorganisms in the ground. The Solvita® test is a cost effective method to better understand the level of life and activity in the field.
Posted on November 12, 2014 9:57am by Ashley McFarland
You may have experience with two and four footed livestock but how about livestock with six or no legs?
Posted on November 11, 2014 4:29pm by Matt Grieshop