Gardeners and farmers are being urged to use pesticides to protect plants from late blight, a fungal disease which can decimate entire crops. It's been found in southwest Michigan this year and experts want to keep it from spreading. Chris Long is with Michigan State University. He says the disease can infect a number of plants, including potatoes and tomatoes. He says gardeners should act now to keep it from spreading.
Lansing, MI – Lansing residents are getting better access to public access media. The City of Lansing is building a new media production facility to replace one which closed several years ago.
Lansing's public access channel has had very little public production, since Comcast closed its Lansing studios in 2007. The city is expected to open new studios later this year in the former Holmes Street School.
The state says hunters in Michigan killed about 9% fewer deer in 2009 than they did in the previous season.
The state Department of Natural Resources and Environment announced Tuesday that results of the agency's mail survey found that an estimated 444,047 deer were harvested last year, down from 489,922 in 2008.
Hunters killed 5% fewer antlerless deer and 14% fewer antlered bucks in 2009 than in the previous season.
LANSING, MI – A Lansing-based economic development organization has announced a permanent replacement for its outgoing Executive Director.
Prima Civitas said Monday that 26-year old Steven Bennett will take over from founding Executive Director Dennis Sykes. Among other initiatives, Bennett says the foundation will continue work on a project involving Michigan State University.