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  • 2020 Field Day - Start right to finish well with nutrient management of wheat

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Dr. Kurt Steinke talk about his research on the impacts of fertilizer application on winter wheat yield and profitability. Focus on what nutrients and plant growth regulator make a good starting line for soft red and white winter wheat. Discussion of soil testing before planting, impact of planting date. Secondary focus on nutrient benefits in wheat straw production. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Summer Field Day.

  • 2020 Field Day: Managing Fusarium head scab

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Marty Chilvers shows drone footage of small plot trials on fungicide efficacy, and shows various wheat diseases seen in Michigan in Spring 2020. He discusses Fusarium head scab and a variety of fungicide and treatments to manage it. Q&A session at end of this clip with former MSU wheat educator Martin Nagelkirk. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Field Day.

  • 2020 Field Day - Roughstalk bluegrass in winter wheat: Should we be concerned?

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Dr. Christy Sprague, Professor in MSU's Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, talks about the problems that the Roughstalk Bluegrass causes in Michigan wheat and how it may be managed. At the 2020 Virtual Field Day sponsored by the Michigan Wheat Program.

  • 2020 Field Day - Michigan Wheat Program's new Wheat Yield Contest

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Michigan Wheat Program Executive Director Jody Pollok-Newsom describes the brand-new Michigan Wheat Yield Contest for soft red and soft white winter wheat (irrigated and dryland). Results based on actual yields. The contest is in tandem with the National Wheat Yield Contest run by the National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Wheat Foundation.

  • 2020 Field Day - Welcome and Event Introduction

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Michigan Wheat Program chairman Dave Milligan welcomes producers to the first-ever all "Virtual" Field Day, featuring a half-dozen online research reports by MSU wheat researchers. Also welcome from Michigan State University by Dr. Jim Kells, professor of Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences and Project GREEEN coordinator. Brought to you by the 2020 Summer Field Day.

  • Wheat: Conventional Drill vs. Precision Planting. What Do We Know So Far?

    Published on June 8, 2020

    Michigan State University research is looking at the benefits of precision planting wheat compared to conventional drill.

  • Wheat: Can Variety Selection Based on Plant Architecture Improve Yields?

    Published on June 8, 2020

    Michigan State University research is looking at yield response to different wheat varieties and seeding rates.

  • How to Submit Wheat Samples to MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics

    Published on May 19, 2020

    If you are a wheat grower in Michigan and are wondering what is going on with your crop, take advantage of this amazing perk. You can send wheat samples to Michigan State University Plant & Pest Diagnostics and the Michigan Wheat Program will cover the lab fees!

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Frost/Freeze Wheat Issues in 2020

    Published on May 14, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for May 14, 2020, focuses on frost/freeze wheat issues in 2020, presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU wheat specialist.

  • Why Calibrate a Yield Monitor?

    Published on September 5, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for Spet. 5, 2019, focused calibrating yield monitors, presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU wheat systems specialist.

  • Wheat Season Update

    Published on May 23, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 23, 2019, was a wheat season update presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU Extension wheat specialist.

  • Assessing Winter Wheat Stands in Michigan

    Published on May 1, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 2, 2019, focused on assessing winter wheat stands, presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU Extension wheat specialist.

  • Wheat Fertility Management

    Published on May 10, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for May 10, 2018, focused on wheat fertility management for 2018, presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU Extension wheat specialist.

  • Wheat Agronomy

    Published on February 29, 2016

    Getting started with wheat agronomy.

  • Basics of Field Crop and Hay Production

    Published on January 4, 2016

    Getting started with field crops and hay.

  • 2013 Michigan Wheat College at MSU

    Michigan wheat growers returned to the classroom for a one-day Wheat College at MSU where topics such as uniformity,planting depths and rates, nitrogen management, headcount evaluation, and disease and insect management were explored.