The founding college of Michigan State University, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offers academics in 13 departments, schools and other programs. Michigan State University Extension is focused on bringing knowledge- based educational programs to the people of the state to improve lives and communities. Formerly known as the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, AgBioResearch is one of the largest research organizations at Michigan State University.

Michigan State University Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses. Posted on February 23, 2018 by Monica Jean, James DeDecker and Ashley McFarland, Michigan State University Extension Northern variety trial locations.

Michigan State University Extension educators in northern Michigan have received grant funding to address variety selection in northern climates. The purpose of these projects is to collect local data on variety performance to enhance local agricultural production.

Due to the relatively short growing season and highly variable environmental conditions present across northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, tailored variety recommendations are of the utmost importance. These research projects are targeting three commodities: corn, soybean and forage.

The Upper Peninsula corn hybrid trials is part of the Michigan Corn Performance Trials program, funded by Project GREEEN and MSU Extension. In 2018, we are collaborating with the University of Wisconsin’s Corn Hybrid Trials to include short-season corn hybrids commonly grown in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Read more from…

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