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Thursday, August 25, 2011

MSU News for Ag - Vegetables 8/24/11

Cover crops are everywhere in Michigan

Aug 24, 2011 | Dale R. Mutch | A few phone calls to seed dealers around the state confirms that farmers are planting significantly more cover crops.

Regional reports on Michigan vegetables – August 24, 2011

Aug 24, 2011 | MSU Extension educators’ pest and vegetable updates for Michigan.

Edible flint urban farmers co-op has community impact beyond food

Aug 24, 2011 | Terry McLean | This urban gardening effort in the City of Flint produces multiple benefits towards a healthier community.

MSU’s Research results for bacterial canker in tomatoes

Aug 24, 2011 | Mary Hausbeck | Research indicates it is best to manage canker before field planting tomatoes.

Bacterial canker ravages processing tomatoes

Aug 24, 2011 | Mary Hausbeck | Learn how to recognize bacterial canker now to manage this disease in the future.

Bacterial spot damages Michigan peppers

Aug 24, 2011 | Mary Hausbeck | Spring and summer rains favor disease; coppers can help but not cure bacterial spot on peppers.

Great Lakes Cover Crop Initiative field days planned

Aug 22, 2011 | Paul Gross | Learn more about cover crops and their benefits at one of two cover crop field days held on Saginaw Bay Watershed farms September 9 and 13.

Be phosphorus smart

Aug 22, 2011 | Ned Birkey | Follow these suggestions to help prevent phosphorus-containing soils from entering lakes and streams, which can have a negative impact on water quality and oxygen levels.
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