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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.


  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 2, July 21

    Published on July 23, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics. Session 2 focused on: 1) Irrigating scheduling with the aid of soil moisture monitoring – Dr. Younsuk Dong , MSU BAE-Irrigation Specialist; 2) Where what and why do we irrigate in Michigan and Indiana – Lyndon Kelley, MSU/Purdue Extension Irrigation Educator; 3) Irrigating corn to minimize infection period for Tar Spot - Marty Chilvers, MSU Pathologist; and Cover Crops in Irrigated Fields – Dean Baas, MSU Cover Crops Specialist.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Postemergence Weed Issues

    Published on May 21, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for May 21, 2020, focuses on postemergence weed issues, presented by Erin Burns, MSU weeds specialist.

  • Agricultural Weather Forecast for June 10, 2021

    Published on June 10, 2021

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

  • Field Crops Webinar - Weed Management - Christy Sprague and Erin Burns

    Published on March 8, 2021

    In the session on March 8, MSU Extension weed scientists Christy Sprague and Erin Burns focused on “Weed Control—Effective Options for Tough Weeds at Different Price Points.” Herbicides are the main component of many weed management programs in field crops. To reduce weed control costs, herbicide programs can be changed, although the cost of herbicides is relatively small compared to the economic cost and loss that can be caused by weeds.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Early Season Weed Control

    Published on April 23, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for April 23, 2020, focuses on early season weed control, presented by Christy Sprague, MSU weed scientist.

  • Early Season Weed Control for 2019

    Published on April 25, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for April 25, 2019, focused on early-season weed control, presented by Christy Sprague, MSU Extension weeds specialist.

  • Irrigation Management

    Published on July 18, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for July 26, 2018, focused irrigation management, presented by Lyndon Kelley, MSU Extension Irrigation Educator.

  • Agricultural Weather Forecast for July 15, 2021

    Published on July 15, 2021

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

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Dry Bean Planting

    Published on May 28, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for May 28, 2020, focuses on dry bean planting, presented by Scott Bales, MSU dry bean specialist.

  • Corn and Soybean Planting Considerations for 2020

    Published on April 30, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for April 30, 2020, focuses on corn and soybean planting considerations, presented by Manni Singh of MSU’s Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences.

  • Mid-summer Insect Update

    Published on August 5, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Aug. 5, 2021, focuses on a mid-summer insect update, presented by Christina DiFonzo, MSU Extension field crops entomology specialist.

  • Late Planted Soybean and Stand Assessment

    Published on June 8, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for June 7, 2018, focused on late-planting soybeans and stand assessment, presented by Mike Staton, MSU Extension soybean educator.

  • Why Cover Crops, Why Now?

    Published on August 9, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for Aug. 9, 2018, focused on why cover crops and why now, presented by Dean Baas, MSU Extension educator. An announcement on upcoming meetings is also made.

  • Dry Bean Considerations

    Published on May 27, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on May 27, 2021, focuses on dry bean considerations, presented by Scott Bales, MSU dry bean specialist.

  • Agricultural Weather Forecast for June 24, 2021

    Published on June 24, 2021

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

  • Agricultural Weather Forecast for April 29, 2021

    Published on April 29, 2021

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

  • Field Crops Webinar - Grain Price Outlook and Marketing Strategies - Matt Gammans

    Published on March 22, 2021

    In the last session of the series, MSU agricultural economist Matthew Gammans focused on addressing grain price outlook and novel marketing strategies. He first went through the recent March USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, identifying the current supply and demand pressures driving global commodity markets. He then discussed novel and less conventional marketing approaches including organic, transitional, non-GMO and environmental certification programs, as well as custom contracts with food processors looking to procure grain grown using a specific set of practices.

  • Early-Season Soil Fertility

    Published on May 9, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 9, 2019, focused on early-season soil fertility, presented by Kurt Steinke, MSU Extension soil fertility and nutrient management specialist.

  • Agricultural Weather Forecast for July 29, 2021

    Published on July 29, 2021

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