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  • Early Season Weed Control

    Published on April 8, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for April 8, 2021, focuses on early season weed control, presented by Christy Sprague, MSU Extension weeds specialist.

  • Agricultural Weather Forecast for April 8, 2021

    Published on April 8, 2021

    MSU agricultural meteorologist Jeff Andersen presents weather forecasts focusing on farmer's interests to the MSU Extension Field Crop Virtual Breakfast.

  • PLFA Webinar

    Published on April 5, 2021

    Phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) test, which measures the biomass of the microbes in the soil, is one of the tests that is currently being conducted to determine the microbial population of soil. To understand the PLFA test, the MSU Extension Field Crops Team invited Donna Brandt, Research Specialist with Missouri’s Soil Health Assessment Center, to give a short presentation on soil health, PLFA analysis, and how to interpret a soil health report.

  • Ultra Early Soybean Planting

    Published on April 1, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for April 1, 2021, focuses on ultra early soybean planting, presented by Mike Staton, MSU Extension soybean educator.

  • Agricultural Weather Forecast for April 1, 2021

    Published on April 1, 2021

    MSU agricultural meteorologist Jeff Andersen presents weather forecasts focusing on farmer's interests to the MSU Extension Field Crop Virtual Breakfast.

  • Industrial Hemp

    Published on September 10, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for September 10, 2020, focuses on industrial hemp, presented by Kurt Thelen, MSU cropping systems agronomist.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Managing Corn Silage for Quality

    Published on September 3, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for September 3, 2020, focuses on managing corn silage for quality, presented by Manni Singh, MSU cropping systems agronomist. Following Singh’s presentation, Claire White at Michigan Corn gives an update on corn yield.

  • Managing Corn Silage for Quality

    Published on September 3, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for September 3, 2020, focuses on managing corn silage for quality, presented by Manni Singh, MSU cropping systems agronomist. Following Singh’s presentation, Claire White at Michigan Corn gives an update on corn yield.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Planting Wheat, Building High Yield Potential

    Published on August 27, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for August 27, 2020, focuses on planting wheat and building high yield potential, presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU wheat specialist. Following Pennington’s presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Kurt Steinke

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Kurt Steinke, an associate professor in PSM and MSU Extension soil fertility and nutrient management specialist, and Christian Terwillegar, a master’s student: Soybean producers continue to show interest in modifying nutrient applications to better capture and utilize nutrients for a potential yield response. However, questions continue to include what to do when soil test phosphorous and potassium are above critical levels and whether to utilize a starter fertilizer.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Marty Chilvers

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Martin Chilvers, an associate professor in the MSU Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences (PSM) and MSU Extension field crops pathologist, and graduate students Austin McCoy and Viviana Ortiz: The Chilvers lab conducts research to understand and improve management of diseases. This presentation provided an update on soybean disease management and current disease management trials.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Full Show

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Full recording of the 2020 Soybean Virtual Field Day.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Chris DiFonzo

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Chris DiFonzo, a professor in the MSU Department of Entomology and MSU Extension field crops entomologist: Growers often see insects feeding at the field edge in August. This presentation showed how insect defoliation should be measured in soybeans and discusses the rarity of levels high enough to spray in Michigan.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Christy Sprague

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Christy Sprague, a professor in PSM and MSU Extension weed specialist, and Justine Fisher, a graduate student: Herbicide-resistant horseweed (marestail) continues to be a major issue for Michigan soybean farmers. Learn about the latest research on integrated strategies to manage horseweed with cover crops, soybean row widths and herbicides.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Manni Singh

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Maninder Singh, an assistant professor in PSM, and Tom Siler, a graduate research assistant: This session showed how various agronomic management decisions can be adjusted based on planting time in order to optimize soybean canopy development and maximize yield and profit.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Marisol Quintanilla

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Marisol Quintanilla, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Entomology, and Brian Levene, a research associate: This presentation covered various methods for managing soybean cyst nematodes such as testing, resistant varieties, cover crops, manure applications, trap crops and nematicides.

  • Grain Marketing

    Published on August 20, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for August 20, 2020, focuses on grain marketing, presented by Dr. Aleks Schaefer, MSU Agricultural and Food Policy. Following Dr. Schaefers’ presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Field Day - Christy Sprague

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Weed expert Christy Sprague discusses techniques to reduce pressure from mare's tail and water hemp weeds in sugar beet plots.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Jaime Willbur

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Jaime Willbur and her graduate students provide an update on two ongoing research projects, inoculum reduction in sugar beets and early season detection of cercospora.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Karen Cichy

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Karen Cichy talks about improving the consumer quality of dry beans in Michigan.