Members of Michigan’s agriculture industry and local residents are invited to attend upcoming research field days at Michigan State University’s outlying research facilities throughout the state this summer.
MSU scientists will present findings from their current research ranging from malting barley and dry beans to forages and fruit and vegetable technologies, as well as answer questions from attendees.
Field days are as scheduled:
This free event will highlight current research trials on forage performance, annual clovers, cover crop and reduced-lignin alfalfa, peas and oats. It will conclude with a presentation from third-generation farmer and forage expert Mike Buis on integrating cover crops with livestock operations, including using forage for grazing between cash crop growing seasons.
Light refreshments are included. For more information, call 616-443-8782 or email [email protected].
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., with field tours from 9 a.m. to noon and lunch afterward.
Featured topics will include dry bean breeding, soil health and weed management. For more information, call 989-652-8014.
For more information on the research centers, visit http://www.canr.msu.edu/research/centers/.