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    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 - 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.

  • Agricultural Weather Forecast for April 1, 2021

    Published on April 1, 2021

    MSU agricultural meteorologist Jeff Andersen presents weather forecasts focusing on farmer's interests to the MSU Extension Field Crop Virtual Breakfast.

  • 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.

  • Agricultural Weather Forecast for June 3, 2021

    Published on June 3, 2021

    MSU agricultural meteorologist Jeff Andersen presents weather forecasts focusing on farmer's interests to the MSU Extension Field Crop Virtual Breakfast.

  • 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.

  • Agricultural Weather Forecast for May 27, 2021

    Published on May 27, 2021

    MSU agricultural meteorologist Jeff Andersen presents weather forecasts focusing on farmer's interests to the MSU Extension Field Crop Virtual Breakfast.

  • 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.

  • Agricultural Weather Forecast for Aug. 5, 2021

    Published on August 5, 2021

    MSU agricultural meteorologist Jeff Andersen presents weather forecasts focusing on farmer's interests to the MSU Extension Field Crop Virtual Breakfast.

  • 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.