New IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Pocket Guide


A new IPM (Integrated Pest Management) pocket guide: IPM Pocket Guide for Weed Identification in Field Crops (E-3081) is available for $16.00. This guide describes and identifies characteristics for 88 grass and broadleaf weeds. Descriptions of the life stages, leaves, stems, flowers and fruit, and method of reproduction are included for each weed. Another publication available is the 24-page Common Weed Seedlings of North Central States (NCR607), for $3.00. If interested, contact: MSU Extension Bulletin Office, 117 Central Services, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1001. FAX: 517-353-7168, Phone: 517-353-6740, or Internet:


Michigan State University Organic Farmer Training Program

The Michigan State University Organic Farmer Training Program is a nine month intensive training program in year round organic farming focusing on diversified production of vegetables, flowers, fruits and herbs for local markets.  The program emphasizes student learning in hands on farm management and decision making as well as development of necessary farming skills and knowledge. The program prepares graduates for careers in organic farming, urban agriculture / community gardening, and other sustainable agriculture related careers. To learn more about the program visit under the beginning farmer tab or visit the SOF web site
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