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2003 Organic research at Michigan State University_W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

Updates on 5 organic research projects conducted at MSU's W.K. Kellogg Biological Station in 2003.

2004 Vinton 81 Plant Population Study

Results of a study that evaluated how many seeds/foot of row were needed in organic systems to maximize yields.

2006 Soybean rust scouting guide on-line

An online resource recently posted by Michigan State University, available here.

Agricultural research site in transition to organic production: notes from the "home stretch"

Results from a project that used three farming-system treatments with different cropping intensities which were transitioned to organic and evaluated.

Agricultural research site in transition to organic production: What will the fourth season(end of transition) tell us?

Evaluation of a four season study that examined the transition from conventional to organic production.

Alternative cover crops for fall and winter niches

A discussion of the best brassica and legume alternative cover crops for use as biological soil renewers.

Aphid sucker is in business

Discussion of the use of sucker traps as a way of predicting soybean aphid numbers for the following season.

Aphid Sucker Part 2: Aphid counts

Results of the counts from one of the three aphid suction traps running in Michigan.

Are soybean aphids regulated by weather, natural enemies or both?

Discussion of the interaction of weather and natural enemies in suppressing soybean aphid.

Asian soybean rust update for organic producers

An update on the current status of Asian soybean rust in the United States for organic producers.

Avoiding problems with nitrate leaching into tile drains
Discussion of some strategies to help reduce nitrate leaching into tile drains.

Ballad biofungicide registered for soybean rust and can be used for organic soybean production

Basic information about Ballad, the only OMRI approved fungicide to control rust in organic soybean production.

Beyond the harvest: saving seed
How to select and save your own seed for use in future plantings.

Books on biological control in Midwestern field crops and in the garden

Description of two new books available from MSU Extension about biological control.

Can organic practices compete with no-tillage systems for carbon or conservation credits?
Evaluation of how organic practices compare with no-tillage systems for carbon or conservation credits.

Canada thistle turning white
Links to various websites containing information regarding the potential for biocontrol of Canada thistle infected with Pseudomonas syringae pv. tagetis (Pst).

Canola: An oilseed for organic and sustainable crop rotations?

Discussion of the possibility of using canola for organic and sustainable crop rotations. As a member of the Brassica family, canola could be an important crop to help diversify our region’s agriculture, complement our cropping systems, and maintain a vibrant rural sector. Canola has tremendous potential to have an impact on our economic, health, environment and agricultural systems.

Changes in organic standards permit use of antibiotics and hormones

Explanation that the USDA had recently rescinded the changes related to antibiotics and hormones.

Community food profiles as a local engagement tool

The Community Food Profile, a 24-page booklet of local facts and stories, is intended to give readers a better sense of how producing, processing, distributing, retailing, preparing and eating food influence and interconnect a community's economic, ecological and social well-being.

Cover crops no-till drilled following wheat harvest

Three on-farm studies are discussed about no-till drilling a cover crop following wheat harvest and comparing the weed control to frost seeding red clover into wheat in March.

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