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  • Agriculture

    MSU Extension works to increase farmers’ success while protecting the environment, ensuring food safety, reaching new markets and advancing agriculture through applied research. Agriculture is now one of the fastest growing sectors of the Michigan economy.


  • Managing Farm Stress

    Published on July 8, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on July 8, 2021, focuses on managing farm stress, presented by Eric Karbowski, MSU Extension farm stress specialist.

  • 2020 Field Day - Precision planting in winter wheat

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Dr. Manni Singh talks about his research to adopt the precision planting approach for winter wheat in Michigan. Singh is investigating whether optimal seed placement (depth), row spacing, seeding rates, variety selection and planting time can maximize wheat yields. Some Q&A at conclusion. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Field Day.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Francisco Gomez

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Francisco Gomez talks about the dry bean variety trials at the Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center.

  • Meeting 7 - Grains for Brewing and Distilling Virtual Happy Hour

    This week, we focused on the Michigan Craft Beverage Council by having a conversation with their Executive Director, Jenelle Jagmin. Dr. Dean Baas spoke about how the council and similar organizations support agricultural value chains by supporting research that benefits farmers, both directly and indirectly.

  • 2020 Field Day: Managing Fusarium head scab

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Marty Chilvers shows drone footage of small plot trials on fungicide efficacy, and shows various wheat diseases seen in Michigan in Spring 2020. He discusses Fusarium head scab and a variety of fungicide and treatments to manage it. Q&A session at end of this clip with former MSU wheat educator Martin Nagelkirk. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Field Day.

  • 2020 Field Day - Michigan Wheat Program's new Wheat Yield Contest

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Michigan Wheat Program Executive Director Jody Pollok-Newsom describes the brand-new Michigan Wheat Yield Contest for soft red and soft white winter wheat (irrigated and dryland). Results based on actual yields. The contest is in tandem with the National Wheat Yield Contest run by the National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Wheat Foundation.

  • Viticulture Virtual Field Day: Paolo Sabbatini

    Published on August 3, 2020

    Paolo Sabbatini is looking for ways to manage grape vine canopy.

  • Viticulture Virtual Field Day: Rufus Isaacs

    Published on August 3, 2020

    Rufus Isaacs is in the field to discuss invasive insect species.

  • First True Armyworm Outbreak in Wheat Since 2010

    Published on June 24, 2020

    Fields with high levels of armyworm pressure could still yield 50% to 60% of their full potential.

  • Wheat: Conventional Drill vs. Precision Planting. What Do We Know So Far?

    Published on June 8, 2020

    Michigan State University research is looking at the benefits of precision planting wheat compared to conventional drill.

  • Viticulture Virtual Field Day: Sushila Chaudhari

    Published on August 3, 2020

    Sushila Chaudhari talks about herbicides for weed management and crop safety.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Chris DiFonzo

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Chris DiFonzo, a professor in the MSU Department of Entomology and MSU Extension field crops entomologist: Growers often see insects feeding at the field edge in August. This presentation showed how insect defoliation should be measured in soybeans and discusses the rarity of levels high enough to spray in Michigan.

  • Bay Area Vegetable Virtual Field Day

    Published on July 29, 2020

    Ben Phillips hosts this look at projects happening in conjunction with the Bay Area Vegetable trials in 2020.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Field Day - Christy Sprague

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Weed expert Christy Sprague discusses techniques to reduce pressure from mare's tail and water hemp weeds in sugar beet plots.

  • Conversations in the Community with Allan Whitley

    Published on March 8, 2021

    Allan Whitley from Root of the Vine Urban Garden shares about his work to broaden community gardening engagement in his neighborhood in Lansing. To learn more, check out ROTV’s Facebook page!

  • Slug Management

    Published on April 29, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for April 29, 2021, focuses on managing slugs, presented by Kelley Tilmon, Ohio State University associate professor of entomology.

  • Industrial Hemp

    Published on September 10, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for September 10, 2020, focuses on industrial hemp, presented by Kurt Thelen, MSU cropping systems agronomist.

  • Seed Saving with Shiloh Maples

    Published on February 26, 2021

    Shiloh Maples from the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network and the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance shares her wisdom and passion for cultivating relationships with our seed friends.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Full Show

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Full recording of the 2020 Soybean Virtual Field Day.

  • Manure Virtual Field Day featuring Annie Link

    Published on August 17, 2020

    Annie Link, from Swiss Lane Dairy Farms, discusses being a fourth generation farmer.