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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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Assessing Farm Stress

    Published on July 2, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 2, 2020, focuses on assessing farm stress, presented by Eric Karbowski, MSU Extension behavior health educator. MSU specialists also give updates on insect pests and diseases and crop conditions.

  • MSU Extension Field Crops Video Tips Series S4E1 - Feekes 6 Stage

    Published on April 20, 2021

    Ricardo Costa shows producers how to determine if your wheat field is at Feekes 6 stage.

  • Why Calibrate a Yield Monitor?

    Published on September 5, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for Spet. 5, 2019, focused calibrating yield monitors, presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU wheat systems specialist.

  • Assessing Alfalfa Stands for Winter Damage

    Published on May 29, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 16, 2019, focused on assessing alfalfa stands for winter damage, presented by Kim Cassida, MSU Extension forage specialist.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Full Show

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Full recording of the 2020 Soybean Virtual Field Day.

  • Does Drainage Pay?

    Published on June 14, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for June 14, 2018, focused on drainage, presented by Dr. Ehsan Ghane, MSU assistant professor and Extension specialist.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Frost/Freeze Wheat Issues in 2020

    Published on May 14, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for May 14, 2020, focuses on frost/freeze wheat issues in 2020, presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU wheat specialist.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Managing Corn Silage for Quality

    Published on September 3, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for September 3, 2020, focuses on managing corn silage for quality, presented by Manni Singh, MSU cropping systems agronomist. Following Singh’s presentation, Claire White at Michigan Corn gives an update on corn yield.

  • Ultra Early Soybean Planting

    Published on April 1, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for April 1, 2021, focuses on ultra early soybean planting, presented by Mike Staton, MSU Extension soybean educator.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Marty Chilvers

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Martin Chilvers, an associate professor in the MSU Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences (PSM) and MSU Extension field crops pathologist, and graduate students Austin McCoy and Viviana Ortiz: The Chilvers lab conducts research to understand and improve management of diseases. This presentation provided an update on soybean disease management and current disease management trials.

  • Industrial Hemp 2019

    Published on August 14, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for August 15, 2019, focused on industrial hemp, presented by Kurt Thelen, MSU agronomist.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Kurt Steinke

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Kurt Steinke, an associate professor in PSM and MSU Extension soil fertility and nutrient management specialist, and Christian Terwillegar, a master’s student: Soybean producers continue to show interest in modifying nutrient applications to better capture and utilize nutrients for a potential yield response. However, questions continue to include what to do when soil test phosphorous and potassium are above critical levels and whether to utilize a starter fertilizer.

  • 2020 Field Day - New wheat varieties for Michigan farmers

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Dr. Eric Olson talks about his wheat breeding program and provides a "sneak preview" of new wheat varieties on the horizon. Olson discusses the advantages and differences in Jupiter, Harbor, Moonlight and other promising red and white winter wheat varieties on the horizon. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Summer Field Day.

  • Dry Bean Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day full show

    Published on August 19, 2020

    MSU researchers and extension personnel discuss the latest trends and findings in dry beans and sugar beets for the summer of 2020.

  • 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.