Michigan State University is collaborating with researchers from across the country to address the invasive insect pest, spotted wing Drosophila (SWD). This pest is particularly challenging for organic growers due to the limited number of organically approved and effective insecticides. With funding from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI), the team… Read more »
Partnership for Ag Resource Management (PARM) began working with ag retailers in the Sandusky River Watershed, Ohio to address nutrient runoff with profitable products and services in 2011. Since then, serviced acres implementing VRT have quadrupled, cover crops and rotational soil sampling have more than doubled and several other nutrient-retaining methods have increased significantly. In 2015, PARM expanded into the entire Great Lakes Basin with participating ag retailers now representing more than 4.7 million acres. Learn more.