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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Forage Management & Supply in a Drought

    Published on June 17, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on June 17, 2021, focuses on forage management and supply in a drought, presented by Kim Cassida, MSU forage specialist.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Alfalfa Autotoxicity

    Published on August 13, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for August 13, 2020, focuses on Alfalfa Autotoxicity, presented by Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist. Following Dr. Cassida's presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Extended Discussion After the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on June 4, 2020

    Published on June 4, 2020

    A discussion and update about insects, diseases and weeds throughout Michigan’s field crop regions with the MSU Extension field crop educators and specialists.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Alternative Forages

    Published on June 4, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for June 4, 2020, focuses on alternative forages, presented by Kim Cassida, MSU forage specialist.

  • Sorghum for Cover Crops and Forage

    Published on January 9, 2020

    Michigan State University (MSU) Forage and Cover Crop Specialist, Kim Cassida, explores how dual-purpose use for Sorghum cover crops can benefit both soil health and livestock. Forage sorghum, sudangrass, and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids (sometimes abbreviated as sudex) are exceptionally heat and drought tolerant annual crops that are often used as cover crops. They also have a long history as livestock feed harvested as hay, haylage, or pasture. This makes them a prime candidate for dual purpose use as both cover crop and forage. Dual purpose cover crops can help crop growers recoup the cost of planting a cover, while providing much needed feed for livestock. Because roots are not harvested, many of the soil improvement benefits remain. Frost-killed pasture can be stockpiled for winter grazing similar to corn stover, while also continuing to provide ground cover and erosion protection.

  • 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.

  • Alfalfa Harvest Management

    Published on May 17, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 17, 2018, focused on alfalfa harvest management for 2018, presented by Kim Cassida, MSU Extension forage specialist.

  • Getting Started with Hay Production

    Published on April 18, 2016

    The basics of hay production.

  • Basics of Field Crop and Hay Production

    Published on January 4, 2016

    Getting started with field crops and hay.