Hello, there are several "weeds" that are actually
medicinal herbs we will be processing for extracts. Things like burdock,
mullein, plantain, st johns wort, goldenrod, yarrow, dandelion and others. As
time goes on we will need to source more of these items from weedlots untouched
by herbicides and other chemical fertilizers and oisons like insecticides.
Has anyone there at MSU to your knowledge taken a look at
this aspect of so called "weed control" these herbal preparations from some of
these weeds are really becoming mainstream products.
Also I was wondering since we are ready to start processing
many of fthese weeds into herbal preparations if you know of or could refer
us to any studies or programs that we could be involved with that
would help increase this knowledge base or help us with addtional infrastructure
to study the weed processing production and or the market for it as an
additional revenue stream for organic growers, seperating the weeds like
recycling items for sale to processors like us.
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Looking for Participants
Michigan State University is looking for volunteers
who are interested in participating in a survey to provide feedback on the
development of a Weed Identification Guide for Field Crops in Michigan. The
survey and an example of a similar Weed ID Guide will be mailed to participants
in March with the survey due back to the University in April. The example Weed
ID Guide will be yours to keep. If you are interested in participating please
contact Wesley Everman at [log in to unmask]
or (517) 355-0271 x1223 to be added to the participant list.
Thank you for your consideration.
ALSO Please forward this to
other groups and lists that include Michigan farmers.
Plant and Soil Sciences Building
Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-0271 ext. 1223
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