Natural Resources

4-H Environmental & Outdoor Education

Fruit & Nuts

Department of Community Sustainability


  • 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: Dean Reid Regeneration

    Published on October 15, 2020

    Dean Reid, a consulting forester, discusses forest regeneration.

  • 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: 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.

  • Exploring the Future of Cattle Grazing

    AgBioResearch scientists at Lake City Research Center are focusing on the future of beef cattle and natural resource utilization.

  • Michigan beans: Contending with White Mold

    The Montcalm Research Center is a large research nursery. Researchers perform variety testing on large seeded beans, looking for performance and adaptation. They also study disease resistance, one such disease being white mold.

  • Multi-bay high tunnels: Protecting fruit crops

    MSU AgBioResearch scientists are studying raspberries, strawberries and blackberries using a relatively inexpensive multi-bay tunnel, which provides protection to crops during the growing season.

  • Developing new Tart Cherry varieties

    Researchers are developing new varieties of tart cherries that will increase profitability in tart cherry production and ensure the environmental stewardship of the lakeshore land. One such variety is the "Balaton."

  • MSU and sustainable woody bioenergy production

    MSU AgBioResearch scientists at the MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center are using willow and poplar hybrid production systems in an effort to lower production costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Linda Hanson

    Linda Hanson researches disease resistance to help growers reduce pesticide use and make managing their farm easier.

  • Advancing biomass collection processes

    Researchers from the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest have paired up with the U.S. Forest Service to improve national biomass equations used to manage forest ecosystems and health.

  • James Kelly

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

  • Growing compact sour cherries for high-density systems

    In an effort to increase production in trees in years four and five, Michigan State University AgBioResearch horticulturist Ron Perry is growing new smaller varieties and harvesting them with a blueberry harvester.