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  • Garlic Smash

    Published on October 22, 2021

    The easiest way to remove the skin from garlic it to SMASH it!

  • 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 Series - Session3, August 4

    Published on August 6, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics. Session 3 focused on 1) Monitoring leaf wetness duration to predict disease infection period– Dr. Younsuk Dong , MSU BAE Irrigation Specialist; 2) Irrigation water supply: how much water do I need? – Lyndon Kelley, MSU/Purdue Extension Irrigation Educator; and 3) Irrigation of blueberries and other small fruit - Mark Longstroth, MSU Fruit Educator Emeritus.

  • 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.

  • Pricing Corn, Soybeans and Wheat

    Published on July 29, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on July 29, 2021, focuses on pricing corn, soybeans and wheat, presented by Matt Gammans, MSU assistant professor.

  • 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.

  • Tar Spot and White Mold Management Options

    Published on July 22, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on July 22, 2021, focuses on tar spot and white mold management options, presented by Martin Chilvers, MSU field crops pathologist.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Physical Activity Break: Smoothie Shopping

    Published on July 9, 2021

    Join Michigan State University Extension Community Nutrition Instructors Heather Hampel and Angela Tate for a physical activity break! Pretend to make a smoothie now and think about making a real smoothie later!

  • 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.

  • Reduce Sodium with Herbs

    Published on July 2, 2021

    Join Michigan State University Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Kendra Gibson as she shows us how to start a simple herb garden. Learn ideas for using your herbs to help you reduce your sodium intake!

  • Optimizing LED lighting for flower crops

    Published on July 1, 2021

    Questions abound when considering use of LED lighting. Choices of fixtures and light quality can be very confusing. In this 45-minute video presentation, Dr. Erik Runkle simplifies the selection and use of LEDs, both indoors and in greenhouses.

  • Cover Crops After Wheat, What About Mixtures?

    Published on July 1, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on July 1, 2021, focuses on cover crops after wheat and mixtures, presented by Dean Baas, MSU Extension cover crop specialist.

  • Cercospora Leaf Spot Outlook for Sugarbeets

    Published on June 24, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on June 24, 2021, focuses on Cercospora leaf spot in sugabeets, presented by Jaime Willbur, MSU assistant professor.

  • 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.

  • Successes in MSU Extension Tourism Programming – Destination Downriver

    Published on June 16, 2021

    This interview recognizes MSU Extension’s 2018 signature tourism program, Understanding Tourism for MI Communities, in 2021 as catalyst needed to launch coalition of 18 communities in Southern Wayne County branding themselves as Destination Downriver.

  • RELAX: Alternatives to Anger Success Story

    Published on June 14, 2021

    Michigan attorney Heather Main talks about how MSU Extension's RELAX: Alternatives to Anger program helps her deal with stress. For more information, visit canr.msu.edu/relax.

  • Transitioning from Conventional to Organic Production

    Published on June 10, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on June 10, 2021, focuses on better transitioning from conventional to organic production, presented by Vicki Morrone, MSU organic farming specialist.

  • Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle: Beef Genetics and Sire Selection

    Published on June 3, 2021

    In the second session of the Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle program hosted by Michigan State University and Ohio State University, Chip Kemp (American Simmental Association and International Genetics Solutions) discusses some hurdles, facts and what-ifs regarding beef on dairy production. As Chip begins, he shares the past history leading up to the current situation we have with beef on dairy cattle production from a sire selection standpoint. Chip highlights traits that producers need to be selecting for when choosing a beef sire to successfully create a profitable crossbred dairy beef calf. Chip briefly discusses a few different marketing avenues, as well as other resources, such as the IGS feeder profit calculator.