agriculture

John Halaka

Gardeners and farmers are already thinking about the seeds they will plant in spring. They also think about those seeds throughout the winter, planning each crop and each garden row with care.


Rebecca Thiele / WMUK

Problems with Monarch butterflies, honeybees and other pollinating insects are the theme of three events the Michigan State University Extension is holding this month.

The Extension has scheduled “Pollinator Health Meetings” for March 5 in Traverse City, March 7 in West Olive and March 11 in Frankenmuth. Topics include honeybee management, habitat building, reducing harmful pesticide use and the need to learn more about Michigan’s wild bees.

Solar Panels at Western Michigan University - file photo by WMUK
WMUK

Cooper Township has approved new zoning rules for solar farms and regular farms. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A Michigan department needs to do more to follow its own regulations on bottled water inspection. That was the message of an audit released Wednesday by the Office of the Auditor General. 

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder and state environmental officials have declared western Lake Erie is an “impaired” waterway that needs to be cleaned up. 

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