• Cover Crop Termination

    Published on March 31, 2023
    Developing a termination strategy for cover crops is an essential part of the planning process to ensure there is no interference with the planting or management of the subsequent cash crop.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Providing Timely and Relevant Information for Field Crop Producers in Challenging Times

    Published on October 11, 2022
    Michigan State University Extension works to improve farm personnel well-being and income, expand agriculture-related businesses and increase employment opportunities, making agriculture one of the strongest industries within Michigan.

  • Field Crops Team Point of Contact

    Published on August 15, 2022
    Point of contact for MSU Extension Field Crops educators across the state.

  • Michigan Soil Health Progress Report

    Published on October 12, 2021
    The Michigan Soil Health Progress Report was developed to assist farmers, agribusiness, and agency professionals to assess the health of the soil using biological and physical indicators in the field.

  • Managing Nematodes, Cover Crops, and Soil Health in Diverse Cropping Systems

    Published on May 3, 2021
    In recent years, there has been increasing reference to nematodes, soil health, and cover crops in the scientific and popular media. The intertwined nature of these subjects and the mounting science in the literature can sometimes be overwhelming.

  • Crop *A* Syst for Field Crop and Vegetable Producers (FAS110)

    Published on April 13, 2021
    Farmers may use this bulletin to assist in becoming MAEAP verified.

  • Crop Budget Estimator Tool for Forages (Simple)

    Published on February 22, 2021
    This is the simple version of the Crop Budget Estimator Tool for Forages. This tool allows users to develop a quick crop budget using reasonably estimated figures.

  • Cover Crop Recipes: Post Corn Silage, Going to Corn: Use Cereal Rye

    Published on August 18, 2020
    This publication is intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to growing cover crops. With experience, farmers may fine-tune the use of cover crops for their systems.