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  • Field Crops

    MSU Extension provides research-based field crop production recommendations and resources. Assistance is accessible through educational programs, fact sheets, bulletins, articles, websites and individual contacts.


  • Getting Down to the Business of Sustainability

    Published on February 4, 2020
    Series 2 Episode 2: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronzack, sits down with Tim Boring, MABA, and Tom Zimnicki, Michigan Environmental Council, to discuss private industry impacts on farming sustainability standards.

  • Hemp Insurance Options

    Published on March 11, 2020
    Series 3 Episode 1: Eric Anderson, MSU Extension Field Crop Educator, sits down with David Colville, Insurance Agent at Colville Insurance, to discuss policy options for the 2020 hemp crop.

  • Do's and Don'ts for Second-Year Hemp Growers

    Published on April 7, 2020
    Series 3 Episode 5: Eric Anderson, MSU Extension Educator, sits down with Mike Klumpp, owner of Ag Marvels in Shepherd, MI, to discuss hemp management for the experienced grower.

  • 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.

  • Pretty Please Participate

    Published on April 21, 2021
    With Season 2 of In the Weeds coming to an end we are asking for your feedback! If you would please follow the link below and take 5 minutes to complete, your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Ideas and suggestions will be incorporated into Season 3. Thank you and happy listening https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4OQpvULkOktUEKO

  • Hemp Pollination Considerations

    Published on March 18, 2020
    Series 3 Episode 2: Eric Anderson and Monica Jean, MSU Extension Field Crop Educator, sits down with James DeDecker, Director at the MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, to discuss pollination considerations for the 2020 season.

  • Use of UAVs on the Farm: Dust Collector or Management Tool

    Published on February 3, 2021
    In the Weeds Series 6 Episode 5: MSU Extension Field Crops Educators Monica Jean and Eric Anderson sits down with Bob Goodwin, MSU RS & GIS Senior Geospatial Analyst, to discuss if UAVs are worth the investment for farmers.

  • Conservation for the Bottom Line

    Published on June 21, 2021
    In this episode, Sarah Fronczak, MSU Extension Environmental Educator sits down with Marc Hasenick to talk about Cover Crops and Prairie Strips.

  • 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.

  • Soil Analysis to Save the Bucks

    Published on July 23, 2021
    In this episode Sarah Fronczak, MSU Extension Environmental Educator sits down with Gabe Camp to talk about the use of soil testing and other analytical tools to increase efficiency in crop fields.

  • Flights of Fertilizers

    Published on July 5, 2021
    In this episode, Sarah Fronczak, MSU Extension Environmental Educator sits down with Jay Williams to talk about the use of drones for nutrient management.

  • 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!

  • Innovative forage systems

    Published on December 21, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 2: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Paul Gross sits down with Erins Burns and Kim Cassida, Weed Scientist and Forage Specialist at MSU, to discuss how changing up your forage rotation can help with management issues like manure application oppertunities.

  • Consumer opinion matters: markets and the pandemic

    Published on October 29, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 3: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sits down with Trey Malone, MSU Assistant Professor and Extension Economist, to discuss how consumer opinions impact Michigan markets.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Magic 8 Ball Reading: Market Outlook and Trade

    Published on March 29, 2021
    In the Weeds Series 7 Episode 2 : MSU Extension Educator Monica Jean sits down with Dr. Aleks Schaefer, Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Food Policy at MSU, to discuss the 2020/21 marketing year and current trade issues.

  • 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.

  • COVID Financial Relief & Farm Bill: Go Sign Up!!

    Published on February 10, 2021
    In the Weeds Series 7 Episode 1: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean, Jon LaPorte and Corey Clark sits down to discuss COVID financial relief programs farmers can apply for and Farm Bill updates.

  • Pesticide Applicator Training

    This course is designed for those who are studying to take the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP)Exam or for those who need a refresher on safe pesticide handling. The course material follows the National Pesticide Core Manual. Those who complete the course can receive 12 RUP credits.