In the Weeds podcast on water quality farming

“In the Weeds” podcast kicks of the 2020 season with experts on water quality farming.

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Listen to the Michigan Field Crops podcast channel for a new “In the Weeds” series exploring water quality farming. You will hear from farmers, agribusiness and scientists in the field about their recommendations for water quality farming. Although this information applies to farms across the Great Lakes region, special attention is paid to the Saginaw Bay Watershed. The first three episodes are now available, with two more still to come. Get listening!

Series 5 Episode 1: Myth-busting phosphorus in your fields

Michigan State University Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sit down with Chad Penn, research soil scientist with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), to discuss how phosphorus behaves in the field and how farming practices can influence its fate.

Series 5 Episode 1: Myth-busting Phosphorus in Your Fields  

Michigan State University Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sit down with Chad Penn, research soil scientist with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), to discuss how phosphorus behaves in the field and how farming practices can influence its fate. 

Series 5 Episode 2: Tracking Turds: Finding the Source of Contamination in Watersheds

Michigan State University Extension educators Erica Rogers and Sarah Fronczak sit down with Aaron Snell, owner of Streamside Ecological Services Inc., to discuss ecoli tracking in watersheds to resolve community feces contamination issues.

Series 5 Episode 3: Consumer Opinion Matters: Markets and the Pandemic

Michigan State University Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sits down with Trey Malone, MSU assistant professor and Extension economist, to discuss how consumer opinions impact Michigan markets and how row crop farmers could engage with consumers.

Series 5 Episode 4: Flushing phosphorus down the drain: tile lines and dissolved phosphorus

Michigan State University Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sit down with Merrin McCrae, researcher at the University of Waterloo, to discuss phosphorus transport and how it interacts with tile lines, cover crops, and more!

The podcast is available on Spotify, iTunes and embedded on the Field Crops Team website. New podcasts will be posted every week for this series. To receive notification on podcast posts, please subscribe to our channel: Michigan Field Crops.  

This podcast series is supported by the Environmental Protection Agency’s grant #00E02802, awarded to the Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), Michigan Association of Conservation Districts (MACD), Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB), and Michigan State University Extension (MSUE). This project is supported by the Environmental Protection Agency’s grant #00E02802, awarded to the Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), Michigan Association of Conservation Districts (MACD), Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB), and Michigan State University Extension (MSUE). 

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