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MSU analyzes economics of mastitis treatment

Researchers at Michigan State University are studying how farmers can reduce the cost of treatment for the most common disease in dairy cattle.  Dr. Pam Ruegg with the College of Veterinary Medicine analyzed how nearly 50,000 dairy cows with non-severe cases of clinical mastitis... Read More.

Soil health case study evaluates farmer economics

A nationwide study tracks the economic benefits farmers have experienced from long-term soil health management. Jeremy Peters is the CEO of the National Association of Conservation Districts. “The focus of these case studies is demonstrating that not only do the systems themselves provide multiple benefits... Read More.

Controlling insects, balancing economics

A field crops entomologist is encouraging growers to scout for some insects that thrive in dry conditions. Chris DiFonzo with Michigan State University tells Brownfield sucking insects like aphids and potato leaf hopper, along with spider mites can cause more damage in drought conditions. “If... Read More.