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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.

  • Jan 19

    2021 Michigan Soybean On-farm Research Winter Meeting

    January 19, 2021 2:00PM – 4:00PM This is a Zoom meeting

    13 soybean on-farm research projects conducted in 2020 will be summarized during an online Zoom meeting. MSU disease management research and recommendations will also be covered. Participants will earn pesticide applicator recertification credits.

  • Feb 17

    Wheat Wisdom Webinar Series: Wheat Marketing

    February 17, 2021 8:00AM – 9:30AM Zoom Webinar

    National and International wheat experts share their knowledge during the virtual Wheat Wisdom Webinar Series

  • Jul 7

    Irrigation Webinar Series - July 7

    July 7, 2021 12:00PM – 1:00PM 12-1 p.m. Held Virtually Via Zoom

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics.

  • Irrigation Webinar - Session 1, July 7

    Published on July 9, 2021

    View the recording from the July 7 Irrigation Webinar Series. Hear more about irrigation scheduling, planning irrigation systems, the opportunity to produce annual forage crop under irrigation and irrigated crop nitrogen management in a year with too much and too little water.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Linda Hanson

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Linda Hanson shows what to look out for in your sugar beet plot, describing the signs of rhizoctonia, fusarium, and aphanomyces.

  • Designing Drainage Systems to Maximize Profit

    Published on July 15, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on July 15, 2021, focuses on designing drainage systems to maximize profit, presented by Ehsan Ghane, MSU agricultural drainage specialist.

  • Corn and Soybean Planting Tips for 2018

    Published on May 3, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 3rd, 2018, focused on corn and soybean planting strategies for 2018, presented by Dr. Manni Singh, MSU Extension agronomy specialist.

  • Head Scab Management

    Published on May 20, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on May 20, 2021, focuses on head scab management, presented by Marty Chilvers, MSU field crops pathologist.

  • Wheat Season Update

    Published on May 23, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 23, 2019, was a wheat season update presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU Extension wheat specialist.

  • 2020 Field Day - Wheat research and scouting report

    Published on June 15, 2020

    MSU wheat specialist Dennis Pennington talks about his wheat research project that varies planting date and seeding rate. The presentation includes a May 15, 2020, video showing wheat plots planted on five dates from mid-September through November 15, 2019. The video also shows plots of variable seeding rates from 1.6 to 2 million seeds/acre. Also discussion of malting wheat, frost damage, barley yellow dwarf virus and other ailments see this spring. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Field Day.

  • Field Crops Webinar - Soybean Production - Mike Staton

    Published on February 22, 2021

    In the second session on Feb. 22, MSU Extension soybean educator Mike Staton focuses on “Improving Soybean Production Income.” The average soybean price for the 2020-2021 marketing year is projected to be $11.15 per bushel. This is welcome news considering the average prices for the previous two years were below the breakeven price for most producers.

  • PLFA Webinar

    Published on April 5, 2021

    Phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) test, which measures the biomass of the microbes in the soil, is one of the tests that is currently being conducted to determine the microbial population of soil. To understand the PLFA test, the MSU Extension Field Crops Team invited Donna Brandt, Research Specialist with Missouri’s Soil Health Assessment Center, to give a short presentation on soil health, PLFA analysis, and how to interpret a soil health report.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Discussion about European Corn Borer

    Published on June 6, 2019

    The June 6, 2019 MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast featured a discussion on European corn borer, presented by Chris DiFonzo, MSU Field Crops Entomologist.

  • 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.

  • Soybean Cyst Nematode Biology and Management

    Published on August 23, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for Aug. 23, 2018, focused on soybean cyst nematode biology and management, presented by Dr. Marisol Quintanilla, MSU applied nematologist.