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  • Field Crops

    MSU Extension provides research-based field crop production recommendations and resources. Assistance is accessible through educational programs, fact sheets, bulletins, articles, websites and individual contacts.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session3, August 4

    Published on August 6, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics. Session 3 focused on 1) Monitoring leaf wetness duration to predict disease infection period– Dr. Younsuk Dong , MSU BAE Irrigation Specialist; 2) Irrigation water supply: how much water do I need? – Lyndon Kelley, MSU/Purdue Extension Irrigation Educator; and 3) Irrigation of blueberries and other small fruit - Mark Longstroth, MSU Fruit Educator Emeritus.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Drainage Design Considerations

    Published on July 9, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 9, 2020, focuses on drainage design considerations, presented by Ehsan Ghane, MSU agricultural drainage specialist. Following Ghane’s presentation, MSU specialists give updates on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Fine-tune Nutrients

    Published on May 7, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 7, 2020, focuses on fine-turning nutrients, presented by Kurt Steinke, MSU Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management.

  • Growing and Marketing Christmas Trees

    Published on August 17, 2016

    A session discussing all aspects of growing Christmas trees.

  • Basics of Hops

    Published on January 4, 2016

    Getting started with hops.

  • Getting Your Land Ready to Grow Organically - Certified or Not

    Published on August 17, 2016

    Soil health and getting your farm’s soil ready to produce organically.

  • Cover Crops in Field Crops Rotations

    Published on January 11, 2016

    Getting started with cover crops in field crop rotations.

  • Herbicide - Resistant Weed Detection & Confirmation in Michigan

    Christy Sprague, Weed Extension Specialist at Michigan State University and Erin Hill, Weed Diagnostician at MSU discuss how to detect and deal with herbicide resistant species.

  • Overview of Michigan DNR Wildlife Food Plots

    Colter Luben with the Michigan DNR Wildlife unit out of Gladstone Michigan discusses DNR food plots. What to expect over the years as the food plots and soils evolve and age. What is commonly planted to develop soil profile and nutrients.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Organic Field Crop Production

    Published on June 25, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for June 25, 2020, focuses on organic field crop production, presented by Vicki Morrone, MSU organic field crop specialist. MSU entomologist Chris DiFonzo also gives a brief insect pest update, including true armyworms.

  • U-Pick Farming

    Published on April 9, 2018

    Getting started with U-Pick farming.

  • 2019 Field Day - Roughstalk Bluegrass Control Field Stop

    Dr. Christy Sprague talks about the new weed species popping up in Michigan wheat: Roughstalk bluegrass and how to control it. Grassy weeds, including the perennial roughstalk bluegrass, cheat and cheatgrass, and common windgrass, are relatively new wheat problems. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2019 Summer Field Day.

  • Intro to Integrated Pest Management

    Published on January 4, 2016

    Getting started with IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

  • Basics of Small Grains: Part 1

    Published on January 26, 2015

    Learn more about growing and tending to a variety of small grains.

  • Hops Production

    Published on January 4, 2016

    Getting started with hops

  • Quality Hay and Pasture

    Published on March 6, 2019

    Getting started with understanding quality hay and pasture.

  • Cover Crops in Organic Vegetable Rotations

    Published on January 11, 2016

    Getting started with cover crops in organic vegetable rotations

  • Basics of Insect Morphology

    Published on April 8, 2016

    Getting started with basics of insect morphology.

  • New Soybean Genetics & Herbicide Options for Improved Weed Control

    Dr. Christy Sprague of Michigan State University discusses soybean varieties and herbicide options for soybean growers.

  • Q&A - Herbicide Resistant Weed Control in Soybeans

    In this video, Dr. Christy Sprague, a weed scientist at Michigan State University, discusses control options available to soybean farmers to help manage herbicide resistant weeds in Michigan.