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.

Topics included are:

  • Tracking Turds: Finding the Source of Contamination in Watersheds
  • Consumer Opinion Matters: Markets and the Pandemic
  • Flushing Phosphorus Down the Drain: Tile Lines and Dissolved Phosphorus
  • Saving Soil: A Farmer's Perspective on Cover Crops

The first podcast is now available. 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. 

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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