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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.


  • 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.

  • 2020 Field Day - Regional wheat crop reports

    Published on June 15, 2020

    A series of speakers provide their perspective on how the 2020 Michigan wheat crop looks in their part of the state. Speakers include MSU Extension educators Ricardo Costa, Bob Battel, Martin Nagelkirk, Dennis Pennington, Paul Gross, Bruce MacKellar, Monica Jean and Christian Tollini. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Summer Field Day.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Marisol Quintanilla

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Marisol Quintanilla, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Entomology, and Brian Levene, a research associate: This presentation covered various methods for managing soybean cyst nematodes such as testing, resistant varieties, cover crops, manure applications, trap crops and nematicides.

  • Industrial Hemp Production 101: Hemp Accounting and Business Considerations

    Published on October 16, 2019

    The webinar will cover how business owners can protect their current business and their new venture. Learn about the basics of accounting and tax compliance, workers comp, and crop insurance in the industrial hemp industry.

  • How to Submit Wheat Samples to MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics

    Published on May 19, 2020

    If you are a wheat grower in Michigan and are wondering what is going on with your crop, take advantage of this amazing perk. You can send wheat samples to Michigan State University Plant & Pest Diagnostics and the Michigan Wheat Program will cover the lab fees!

  • Industrial Hemp and Production Overview

    Published on June 24, 2019

    Getting started with understanding irrigation overview

  • Corn and Soybean Planting Conditions

    Published on April 22, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for April 22, 2021, focuses corn and soybean planting conditions, presented by Manni Singh, MSU cropping systems agronomist.

  • Insects Taking Flight

    Published on July 16, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 16, 2020, focuses on mid-season insect update, presented by Christina DiFonzo, MSU field crop entomologist. Following DiFonzo’s presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Managing Corn Tar Spot

    Published on June 20, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for June 20, 2019, focused on managing corn tar spot, presented by Martin Chilvers, MSU Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences.

  • Field Crops Webinar - Crop Fertility - Kurt Steinke and Jon LaPorte

    Published on March 15, 2021

    In this fifth session, Kurt Steinke, MSU Extension field crop soil fertility specialist, and Jon LaPorte, MSU Extension farm management educator, focus on “Crop Fertility Decisions—When Less is More and When Less is Less.” Fertilizer is a critical part of a farm’s ability to reach yield goals and frequently one of the largest inputs in the cost of production. Balancing the pursuit of high yields and achieving farm profitability raises the question of how much fertilizer should be applied each year.

  • Sporecaster and White Mold Management in Soybeans

    Published on July 17, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for July 12, 2018, focused on Sporecaster and White Mold Management in Soybeans, presented by Dr. Martin Chilvers, MSU field crop pathologist.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: 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.

  • 2020 Field Day - Start right to finish well with nutrient management of wheat

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Dr. Kurt Steinke talk about his research on the impacts of fertilizer application on winter wheat yield and profitability. Focus on what nutrients and plant growth regulator make a good starting line for soft red and white winter wheat. Discussion of soil testing before planting, impact of planting date. Secondary focus on nutrient benefits in wheat straw production. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Summer Field Day.

  • Agricultural Weather Forecast for July 22, 2021

    Published on July 22, 2021

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

  • Late-Season Alfalfa Management

    Published on August 12, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Aug. 12, 2021, focuses on late-season alfalfa management, presented by Kim Cassida, MSU Extension forage specialist.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Manni Singh

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Maninder Singh, an assistant professor in PSM, and Tom Siler, a graduate research assistant: This session showed how various agronomic management decisions can be adjusted based on planting time in order to optimize soybean canopy development and maximize yield and profit.