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  • Soil Health

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


  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Feb 12

    2022 MSU Tollgate Farm HomeGrown Gardening Series: Healthy Soils for the Backyard Garden

    February 12, 2022 10:00AM – 11:00AM Zoom

    Join us for this interactive virtual and hybrid series on home vegetable gardening. All levels of experience are welcome at this series.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Dealing with Tough Soil Conditions

    Published on April 16, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for April 16, 2020, focused on dealing with tough soil conditions, presented by Dr. Tim Harrigan, MSU Department of Agricultural Engineering.

  • Smart Gardening: Soil Tests

    Video walk through of how to test soil.

  • Rye Grass as a Cover Crop

    Published on January 9, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Christina Curell, discusses the pros and cons of using rye grass as a cover crop.

  • 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.

  • Introduction to the Great Lakes Biochar Network and Biochar Basics

    Published on October 28, 2021

    In this webinar you will learn more about the Great Lakes Biochar Network and how you can be involved in strengthening the network. You will also learn more about the basics of biochar, and how it can be used to help create a sustainable bio-economy. There are many stakeholders involved with biochar in the Great Lakes region, and the aim of the GLBN is to strengthen the connections between stakeholders.

  • Compost Production and Use for Small and Mid-sized Farms

    Published on April 18, 2016

    The basics of compost production and use for the small and mid-sized farm

  • Managing Soil, Irrigation, and Fertilizer Interaction

    Published on January 11, 2016

    Getting started with understanding the soil, irrigation, fertilization interaction

  • Soil Physical Properties for Field and Hoophouse

    Published on February 6, 2019

    Getting started with learning soil physical properties for field and hoophouse.

  • Team Discussion After the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast for May 7, 2020

    Published on May 7, 2020

    A quick discussion about early season insects, alfalfa seedlings, wheat herbicides and fertilizing grass hay fields with the MSU Extension field crop educators and specialists.

  • Safe Use of Animal-based Soil Amendments

    Published on February 19, 2020

    MSU Extension offers the option for participants to learn and understand the safest use of animal-based soil amendments.

  • Crop Nutrient Management

    Published on July 12, 2017

    Learn more about how to properly manage the nutrients in your soil.

  • Production of Biochar

    Published on November 18, 2021

    In this webinar you will learn about the production of biochar by pyrolysis. This includes biochar production systems ranging from low-tech to high-tech. The infrastructure needs influence the costs associated with starting to produce biochar, and the the price of biochar at retail has a wide range. The primary production parameters are temperature and retention time, and these parameters are important in the determination of the finished characteristics of the biochar. Air emissions are discussed, which are a concern during production and will vary depending on production practices as well.

  • Draining Wet Spots in the Field or Draining the Entire Field

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Irrigation Session: Join this presentation to learn more about how to decide if you want to drain part of the field or the entire field. See a demonstration of the Drain Spacing Tool, which estimates the optimum drain spacing that maximizes profit. Learn about blind inlets that drain small depressional areas of the field.

  • Evaluating Soil Health in a Soil Pit

    Published on September 11, 2020

    MSU Extension Educator, Paul Gross, looks at worm channels, roots and topsoil depth to evaluate the impact of no-till on soil health.

  • Rainfall Simulator - Soil Health Demonstration

    Published on September 2, 2019

    Paul Gross and Dean Baas, from Michigan State University Extension, give a rainfall simulator demonstration at the 2019 AgroExpo in Michigan. The demonstration covers soil health topics such as runoff, water holding capacity, and aggregate stability.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Managing Nitrogen Loss from Flooding

    Published on June 11, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for June 11, 2020, focuses on managing nitrogen (N) loss from flooding, presented by Kurt Steinke, MSU soil fertility and nutrient management specialist. Following Steinke’s presentation are updates from MSU specialists on EPA’s dicamba cancellation order, insect pests including alfalfa weevil, armyworm and leafhoppers, and replanting soybeans.

  • Innovative Cropping Systems Virtual Field Day - Hasenick Brothers Farm

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Footage from our live Cropping System Resilience Virtual Field Day with Tim Boring and Drew Hasenick, on July 31 at 9am EST.