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Surviving the dry spell: MSU Extension's drought website provides vital resources
Published on June 8, 2023
Drought conditions are always troubling, but MSU Extension resources are available to help producers and landowners make the best management decisions for them.
Soybeans and Nitrogen Applications
The Michigan State University Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast Series features Kurt Steinke, MSU associate professor in soil fertility and nutrient management, discussing soybeans and nitrogen applications.
Soil testing returns through MSU Extension!
Published on April 4, 2023
MSU Extension launches new soil testing program for home gardeners and commercial growers.
The Anatomy of a Soil Test Report
Published on March 9, 2023
A summary of how to understand a soil test report to help you best understand and analyze the results to make effective farm management and soil fertility decisions.
Field Crops Virtual Breakfast series to kick off new growing season March 30, 2023
Published on March 8, 2023
This free weekly series for farmers and agribusinesses focuses on a wide array of relevant field crop pest and crop management topics during the growing season.
Michiana Irrigated Corn and Soybean Conference on March 6
Published on February 17, 2023
The Michiana Irrigated Corn and Soybean Conference in Shipshewana, Indiana, will prepare farmers and irrigation professionals for the 2023 growing season.
Clearing up nutrient unknowns on In the Weeds podcast series
Published on January 19, 2023
“In the Weeds” podcast navigates the uncertain waters of the fertilizer markets with Kurt Steinke, MSU Extension soil fertility specialist.
In the Weeds podcast highlights key findings from Kellogg Biological Station research
Published on January 19, 2023
Agriculture is an intricate system of inputs and outputs. Come listen to the “In the Weeds” podcast as we explore the complexities.
Exploring soil health in perennial fruit crops at Great Lakes Expo
Published on November 28, 2022
The Michigan State University Extension fruit team is excited to have an entire session dedicated to soil health in fruit crops.
Michigan pesticide applicator recertification credits available in person and online before the end of the year
Published on October 31, 2022
Growers needing a few more credits to renew their pesticide applicator license have some online and in-person opportunities available.
A Field Guide To Soil Sampling
Published on October 13, 2022
Soil sampling is a foundational step to make effective farm management and soil fertility decisions. This step-by-step field guide is a summary of best practices and recommendations for composite soil sampling to help you do just that.
To apply or not to apply potassium fertilizer in 2022, that is the question
Published on April 7, 2022
Soybean producers can make important potash allocation decisions this spring by combining information contained in recent soil test reports and the new tri-state fertilizer recommendations.
Presenter Panel Discussion of the Week's Pest Topics
Attendees submitted questions to the expert panel of presenters from the week's fruit sessions. The panel spent the Friday hour answering attendee submitted questions based on the week's topics.
Key Wildlife Pests of Fruit and How to Promote and Protect Pollinators in Fruit Systems
Learn more about key wildlife pests to be on the lookout for as well as how you can promote and protect pollinators on your operation.
Key Insect Pests and Diseases of Small Fruits
Diseases and pests can show up quickly to ruin fruit crops. This video will help you learn the basics, including management strategies, for important small fruit diseases and pests common in our region.
Key Insect Pests and Diseases of Tree Fruits
Diseases, and pests can show up quickly to ruin fruit crops. This session will help you learn the basics, including management strategies, for important tree fruit diseases and pests common in our region.
What is IPM and How do you do it?
Learn more about integrated pest management and how to implement IPM practices on your farm.
Mole drains: A cheap alternative to subsurface tile drainage
Published on March 17, 2022
Learn how mole drains can improve drainage performance and increase crop yield in heavy clay soil.
Fruit Presenter Panel Discussion of the Week's Horticultural Topics
Attendees at the MI Ag Ideas to Grow With conference who participated in the fruit track, week 1 with horticultural topics were able to hear from an expert panel of presenters from the week's sessions. This panel spent the Friday hour answering attendee submitted questions based on the week's topics.
Compost handling in agriculture systems: Right-to-Farm coverage of on-farm compost production
Published on March 2, 2022
Part six of a six-part series on compost utilization and management on farms.