Natural Resources

4-H Environmental & Outdoor Education

Fruit & Nuts

Department of Community Sustainability

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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.

  • James Kelly

    James Kelly develops new varieties of dry beans at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center.

  • Michigan Juice Grape production

    The juice grape industry is big business in Michigan. However, one challenge growers face is the fact that prices have essentially remained the same for a number of years.

  • 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.

  • Christy Sprague

    Christy Sprague, Michigan State University weed specialist, shares how she works with growers and industry at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center.

  • Potato Breeding Montcalm Style

    MSU AgBioResearch's Montcalm Research Center is the primary location for testing advanced material in Michigan State University's potato breeding program.

  • Improving black cherry trees

    Michigan State University researchers have teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service to test a variety of black cherry tree seedlings, evaluating them for their growth, stem form, branch angle, and disease and insect tolerance qualities.

  • Michigan Tree Fruit Commission - Working in new ways to advance the industry

    The Michigan Tree Fruit Commission was created in 2014 with a focus on upgrading MSU research center infrastructure for apple, cherry, peach and plum projects.

  • 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.