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  • Soil Health

    Soil health news, programming and other resources from MSU Extension.


  • Carbon Market Craz

    Published on April 2, 2021
    In the Weeds Series 7 Episode 3 : MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Corey Clark sit down with Dr. Matt Gammans, Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Environmental Economics at MSU, to discuss carbon markets and its impact on farming.

  • Rotation That's Anything but Boring

    Published on January 7, 2021
    In the Weeds Series 6 Episode 3: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Paul Gross sit down with Tim Boring, Farmer by Stockbridge, MI, to discuss how to incorporate in innovative practices like relay cropping.

  • The Modern Day Cover Crop

    Published on January 10, 2020
    Series 1 Episode 5: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Dean Baas, Sustainable Agriculture Educator, and Ricardo Costa, Field Crops Educator, to discuss the role cover crops should play in our rotations.

  • Saving soil: a farmer's perspective on cover crops

    Published on November 26, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 5: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sits down with Dan Ritter, Farmer in the thumb of Michigan, to discuss how cover crops work to save him money

  • Innovative Online Tools for Conservation

    Published on February 14, 2020
    Series 2 Episode 3: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean, Sarah Fronzack and Erica Rogers sit down to discuss online tools and reflect on the difficulties related to manure management on farms.

  • In a Pickle with Specialty Crops and Cover Crops

    Published on April 21, 2020
    Series 4 Episode 2: Monica Jean and Paul Gross, MSU Extension Field Crops Educators, sit down with Nathan Clarke, farmer in Midland County, to discuss cover crops and conservation tillage practices with dry beans and pickles.

  • What does this cover crop do for my farm?

    Published on May 6, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 4 Episode 4: Monica Jean, MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, sit down with Dustin Mulock, Farmer from Ontario, CA, to discuss biofences, companion cropping and nutrient management with cover crops.

  • Tracking Turds: Finding the Source of Contamination in Watersheds

    Published on October 16, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 2: MSU Extension educators Erica Rogers and Sarah Fronczak sits down with Aaron Snell, owner of Streamside Ecological Services Inc., to discuss Ecoli tracking in watersheds to resolve community feces contamination issues.

  • Flushing phosphorus down the drain: tile lines and disoloved phosphorus

    Published on November 12, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 4: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sits down with Merrin McCrae, Researcher at the Univeristy of Waterloo, to discuss phosphorus transport and how that interacts with tile lines, cover crops and more!

  • Should I Still be Applying the Full Rate of Fertilizer?

    Published on October 12, 2021
    In the Weeds Series 8 Episode 1: MSU Extension Field Crops Educators Monica Jean and Paul Gross sits down with Blake Vince, 5th generation farmer and Canadian Nuffeld Scholar, to discuss adjusting practices like weed control and nutrient management after implementing soil health practices.

  • Myth-busting Phosphorus in Your Fields

    Published on September 30, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 1: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sit down with Chad Penn, Research Soil Scientist with USDA-ARS, to discuss how phosphorus behaves in the field and how farming practices can influence its fate.

  • Don't treat manure like $h*t

    Published on December 10, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 6 Episode 1: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Paul Gross sits down with Glen Arnold, Manure Nutrient Management Systems Field Specialist with OSU, to discuss how to better utilize manure through improved application techniques.

  • One Canadian's Approach to Cover Crops

    Published on April 29, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 4 Episode 3: Monica Jean and Paul Gross, MSU Extension Field Crops Educators, sit down with Woody Van Arkel, Farmer from Ontario, CA, to discuss cover crops integration into his corn, soybeans, wheat and sugarbeet rotation.

  • Mar 28

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener March 2022

    March 28, 2022 6:00PM – 7:00PM location & time TBA location & time TBA

    Do you love plants and gardening? Learn more about plants, soil, and gardening in a year with Junior Master Gardener. Youth in grades 5-8 will earn a Certificate!

  • Jan 24

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener January 2022

    January 24, 2022 6:00PM – 7:00PM 6-7 pm LISD Center for a Sustainable Future, 4260 Tipton Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221

    Do you love plants and gardening? Learn more about plants, soil, and gardening in a year with Junior Master Gardener. Youth in grades 5-8 will earn a Certificate!

  • Apr 25

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener April 2022

    April 25, 2022 6:00PM – 7:00PM 6-7 pm LISD Center for a Sustainable Future, 4260 Tipton Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221

    Do you love plants and gardening? Learn more about plants, soil, and gardening in a year with Junior Master Gardener. Youth in grades 5-8 will earn a Certificate!

  • Feb 28

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener February 2022

    February 28, 2022 6:00PM – 7:00PM LISD Center for a Sustainable Future, 4260 Tipton Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221

    Do you love plants and gardening? Learn more about plants, soil, and gardening in a year with Junior Master Gardener. Youth in grades 5-8 will earn a Certificate!

  • Nov 22

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener - November 2021

    November 22, 2021 6:00PM – 7:00PM 6-7 pm LISD Center for a Sustainable Future, 4260 Tipton Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221

    The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network.

  • Mar 9

    Recipes for Forage Success - March 9

    March 9, 2020 6:30PM – 8:00PM Rudyard Township Hall, 18725 S. Mackinac Trail, Rudyard, MI 49780 

    Educational meetings in three U.P. locations to address forage production, seed selection, recent MSU forage trials in U.P., and winter-feeding for soil fertility and health.

  • Jul 25

    Lenawee Junior Master Gardener July 2022

    July 25, 2022 6:00PM – 7:00PM 6:00 p.m. Lenawee County Fairgrounds, Building A 6:00 p.m. Lenawee County Fairgrounds, Building A

    Do you love plants and gardening? Learn more about plants, soil, and gardening in a year with Junior Master Gardener. Youth in grades 5-8 will earn a Certificate!